Treaty Big Day Out In Bendigo


Treaty Day Out, the biggest, blakest event on Victoria’s music calendar, rocked Bendigo yesterday to a huge crowd.

A first class, all-First Nations line-up lit up Dja Dja Wurrung Country, with Briggs, Dan Sultan, No Fixed Address, Marlon x Rulla, Kee-ahn, Madi Colville-Walker, Bumpy, Scott Darlow, Wulumbarra Dancers and Nooky, sharing the stage for a celebration of a shared Treaty journey and the oldest living culture in the world.


Kicking off at the Bendigo Showgrounds, the festival played host to food trucks, First Nations market stalls, a smoking ceremony and traditional and cultural activities for the whole family. Treaty Day Out was hosted by the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly), the democratic voice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Victorian Treaty process.

3KND KoolNDeadly media team provided an Outside broadcast so that those unable to attend were given the opportunity to tune into Blak fella music, entertainment and Treaty information. 3KND would like to thank the traditional custodians of country the Dja Dja Wurrung people for allowing us to broadcast on there country.

Amy Rust, proud Kokatha woman and Head of Engagement and Communications at the Assembly said she wants Victorians to share in First Nations culture.

“Treaty Day Out is a way for us to share our culture and to invite all Victorians on the Treaty journey with us.”

“The work we’re doing is monumental, but this is an opportunity to come together, reflect on how far we’ve come and to have fun with mob. Our culture, our music, is deadly and we want to share that and to celebrate it all.”

Any Traditional Owner of Country in Victoria, who is 16 years and older is eligible to enrol, along with any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person from interstate, if they have lived in Victoria for at least three of the past five years.

Enrolees can vote in Assembly elections, to pick the members who will represent their interests on the journey to Treaty. https://www.firstpeoplesvic.org/