Wominjeka! Welcome to Melbourne!
We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the Kulin Nation, a place now known by its European name of Melbourne. Today, Melbourne is one of the great multicultural cities of the world, and is a significant meeting place.
For the Wurundjeri, Boonerwrung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and the Wathaurung people who make up the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for social, educational, sporting and cultural events and activities.
Today, people from all cultures and backgrounds come to Melbourne to experience all our modern city has to offer, and to experience and learn about Indigenous culture.
The inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival was held in February 2012, celebrating Melbourne's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts. Delve into Indigenous culture and its influence on the present and future, through a range of artforms: Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival.