Could the Voice Make a Difference? @ Reg Byrne Community Centre
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

The Referendum gives all Australians a vote for a constitutional recognition and voice of Indigenous people. Can it create a new platform for Australia as a whole?

Jenny Beale and Jack Gibson, founders, CEO and Director of Butucarbin, a large Aboriginal organisation providing essential services and support to the Aboriginal community.

Hear also brief statements from others in Western Sydney why the Referendum is personally important to them and to the nation.

The Voice Information Session @ Redfern Community Centre
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Share, discuss and create a safe space ahead of this year’s Voice Referendum. Receive all you need to know about the importance of this historical event.

Afternoon tea provided. Limited “YES” shirts available


Voice to Parliament – Parramatta Public Forum @ Western Sydney University - Parramatta City Campus
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

With the upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum fast approaching, Western Sydney Community Forum and City of Parramatta Council are hosting a public forum to give community members an opportunity to understand what is being proposed and what it means, and aims to answer questions that the community may have in relation to this.

To support the understanding of the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, we are delighted to be joined by a panel of esteemed community representatives, including Aboriginal Elders, to participate in conversation and share their insights.

Please register for this special public event and hear what the impact of your vote means.

5.30pm for a 6pm start

Register here



Aunty Carol Cooper OAM
First Nations Elder


Aunty Ros Fogg
First Nations Elder


Jie Pitmann
First Nations Cultural Exchange Practitioner


Matilda Harry
PHD researcher and proud Wiradjuri woman


John Hallam
Western Sydney Community Legal Centre


Elfa Moraitakis
SydWest Multicultural Services


Darren Dick
Senior Policy Executive
Australian Human Rights Commission


Catherine Duff
Australian Human Rights Commission


Tom Nance (moderator)
Manager, Strategy and Delivery
Western Sydney University
Understanding the Voice – A community forum @ Orion Function Centre Campsie
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn more about the Voice to Parliament, the practical difference it would make, and the role multicultural communities can play in this historic moment.

This free community event is also an opportunity to ask questions, unpack misinformation, and ensure you have the information you need when you vote in the referendum on 14 October.

Join us for an interactive information session with guest speakers including:

  • Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, and the Arts, the Hon Tony Burke MP
  • Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Andrew Giles MP
  • Imam and community leader, Sheikh Shadi
  • Yes23 advocate, Jade Ritchie
  • Arab Council of Australia CEO, Randa Kattan
  • SSI CEO, Violet Roumeliotis AM
  • ECCNSW Chair, Peter Doukas OAM

This event is brought to you by a coalition of community organisations: Settlement Services International, the Australian National Imams Council, Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW, Sydney Alliance, and Welcoming Australia.

RSVP TODAY https://events.humanitix.com/canterbury-bankstown-voice

Come gather, talk & walk with us – Sutherland Shire Reconciliation Event @ Bonnet Bay Football Club
Oct 8 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The event takes place at the beautiful Bonnet Bay Football Club adjacent to the Woronora River. The venue is just 5 minutes from Sutherland train station by car (if transport from the station is an issue, please contact us by email). The day promises to be a welcoming event suitable for all ages. At 4.30 the day begins with a Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country, we then have a casual picnic and BBQ with arts, crafts, and games. At 6.30 The informative and uplifting movie Come Walk With Us will be shown in the clubhouse, The film follows Vicki Morta, a seafarer, on her personal journey as the first female Indigenous bosun, to her home to learn about her people’s history from her Elders, to the national stage where she has become a prominent champion in the ‘Yes’ campaign. We are thrilled to announce the producers of the film will be joining us.

At this pivotal point in time when our whole country is speaking about the voices of First Nations People, this grassroots event is the perfect time to listen to the voices of local First Nations people. Sutherland Shire Reconciliation supports a YES vote on Voice to Parliament. Come and hear why it is important to us. We welcome everyone to this welcoming and respectful event, please invite your friends and family to share this important day.

Gurawul the Whale Book Launch @ The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Attend Uncle Max’s official book launch of ‘Gurawul the Whale’

There will be books, t-shirts and whale prints for sale as well as light refreshments provided.

Sunday 29th October

The pavilion Performing Arts Centre, Sutherland

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