Voice Referendum Events 2023

Voice Referendum Events 2023

Attend an event in Victoria to engage with and learn more about a First Nations Voice to Parliament and upcoming Referendum.

This page has Rec Vic, Local Reconciliation Group, Local Government and community events across Victoria.

You can also find events via Yes23.

Visit our Voice to Parliament page for information and resources.

Melbourne for Yes
Press conference with Thomas Mayo, Rachel Perkins and Jade Appo-Ritchie

When: Thursday 12 October, 1pm - 1pm
Where: Birrarung Willum (Common Ground), Melbourne CBD

Join Melbourne for Yes/Yes23 for one final press conference in Naarm, to promote the Yes vote before Referendum Day.

Three giants of the Yes campaign - Thomas Mayo, Rachel Perkins and Jade Appo-Ritchie are coming to Melbourne to speak live.

There will be opportunity for a group of 10-20 Yes volunteers holding corflutes behind them as they speak to the nation's media about why it is so important to vote Yes.

Find out more.

Local Reconciliation Group Events

Boroondara Reconciliation Network
Final Voice community conversations

When: Wednesday 11 October, 11:30am - 1pm
Where: Balwyn, cnr of Yerrin St and Whitehorse Rd


When: Wednesday, 11 October, 12pm - 1:30pm
Where: Hawthorn, cnr of Glenferrie Rd and Linda Cres


Boroondara for Yes (initiated by Boroondara Reconciliation Network) hosted information sessions in September for local residents to learn more about the referendum.

In the week before of the referendum, the network will be having conversations with the local community.

This is a great opportunity to visually demonstrate the enormous community support for the Voice, to educate voters and answer questions.

Find out more.

Contact Leigh Naunton via email or mobile.

Community Events

National Rugby League (NRL)
Q & A with Professor Megan Davis

When: Wednesday 11 October, 1pm - 2pm
Where: Online

Join the National Rugby League (NRL) for an interactive Q&A session with Professor Megan Davis.

Professor Megan Davis is a proud Cobble Cobble woman of the Barunggam Nation and the Pro Vice-Chancellor Society at UNSW Sydney. She is a renowned constitutional lawyer and public law expert, focusing on advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Professor Megan will be joined by proud Barkindji man from the Wilcannia area in north-western NSW and ex NRL player Timana Tahu to answer questions about the upcoming referendum.

Register here

Start a Yarn - Online Yarning Circles
Uluru Dialogue

When: Sessions until Thursday 12 October
Where: Online via Zoom

The yarning circle concept is used by many First Nations peoples across the world. It's a space for active listening and reflection.

Join the Uluru Dialogue's online yarning circles to learn more about First Nations culture and why the Uluru Statement and a First Nations Voice are so important.

More information.

Wednesday October 11, 12:30pm - 2pm
Register here

Thursday October 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Register here

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative
Voice to Parliament Information Session

When: Wednesday 11 October, 5pm - 6pm
Where: 62 Morgan St, North Geelong

First Nations community members and the wider Geelong community are invited to learn more and share thoughts on the proposed Voice to Parliament.

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative are hosting a Voice information session with Wathaurong Community Member and Director Aunty Wendy Brabham, who is a member of the national Referendum Engagement Group.

The Referendum Engagement Group provides advice on and assists with building community understanding and awareness of the referendum and what it means.

Light supper will be provided. More details

Register: by emailing comms@wathaurong.org.au

The Voice to Parliament Live TV Special
RMIT University Journalism

When: Friday 13 October, 4pm - 5:30pm
Where: Building 12, RMIT University City Campus

On the eve of the historic Voice to Parliament referendum, RMIT University Journalism presents a special live television production called ‘The Voice’.
RMIT will be sitting down to an evening of informed and thought provoking discussion with a high profile set of panellists, a live audience, and in-depth reporting from RMIT journalism students.

The program will go out live to air from 4pm - 5.30pm on Friday Oct 13.

Panellists include:

Uncle Charles Pakana - Victorian Aboriginal News

Grant Hansen - Founder and Host, Marngrook Footy Show

More panelists to be confirmed

Register here

Post Referendum Events

Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association Inc.
Community event

When: Sunday 11 October, 10am - 11:30am
Where: Willum Warrain, 10c Pound Rd Hastings

First Nations peoples and allies are welcome to join Willum Warrain to reflect on the Voice Referendum .
Come together for a healing ceremony, a yarn, followed by a morning tea.

Share the flyer.

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
First Peoples' Cultural Support Gatherings

When: Monday 16th, 5pm - 7:30pm
Where: 28 Freeman St Ringwood

When: Monday 30th of October, 5pm - 7:30pm
Where: 28 Freeman St Ringood, 5pm - 7:30pm

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place are hosting a series of cultural suport events for all First Peoples' in the lead up and after the Voice Referendum.

Kutcha Edwards will be the cultural facilitator, and the gatherings will have Smoking Ceremonies, yarning circles and shared meals.

Share the flyer.

Maribyrnong for Yes picnic

When: Sunday 22 October, 12pm - 3pm
Where: Queens Park, Moonee Ponds

Maribyrnong residents can attend a post-referendum picnic hosted by Maribyrnong for Yes.

Bring a blanket and some food to share, celebrate the incredible work and reflections made through the Yes 23 campaign.

RSVP here

YES 23 Events

Many events are taking place nation-wide in support of Yes 23.

Find an event near you via Yes23.

Reconciliation Victoria banner at the Walk for Yes Naarm, Sunday 17 September.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters of Victoria.

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