BunDjil's Nest Presents

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM


celebrating and honouring first peoples cultures

balnarring beach, robertson park and camping reserve


welcome to country • entertainment
food stalls • craft stalls cultural workshops • children's activities

Planning has begun for an all star line up of entertainment
Keep checking back for up to date information for our 2020 Festival

Camping Available // Off street parking available

Sunday 15th March 8am - 11am

Wayapa Session & Community Breakfast

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This year the children involved in the Bundjil Nest Project have been learning about the importance of caring for waterways. Waang (Boon Wurrung word for crow) protects the waterways. The families have collected flexible plastics which have been transformed into planks of REPLAS product. The Waang sculptures will be made from these planks and be revealed on 25 October when they are placed near Bundjil’s Nest. It is also time to rebuild Bundjil’s Nest again! Join us for a picnic and bring a stick along with a message of hope written on it. The sticks can be decorated on the day. The Lores of Bundjil teach us of the importance of caring for the Land and the children.



This Thursday night, @barpirdhila are putting on their first Yawulyu event showcasing our very own @carissa_watts and the incredible @maylenemusefreedom curated by @aliceskye at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg. If you’re up that way be sure to check it out!



Tickets are on sale now for our Evening with Allara at Coolart Wetlands & Homestead in Somers, Saturday 23 November, 6pm - 8pm. @allarabriggspattison is a Yorta Yorta woman equipped with a loop station, electric bass, double bass and bright spirit. Don’t miss this incredible performance and Q&A session with supper provided by @cooeecafe Click on the link in the bio to book now!



An evening with Allara. Saturday 23 November 6pm - 8pm at Coolart Wetlands & Homestead, in the Observatory. @allarabriggspattison is a Yorta Yorta Woman equipped with a loop station, electric bass, double bass and bright spirit. With orchestral harmonies mixed with electric beats and traditional clap sticks, her sound is unique. Inspired by hip hop, soul, blues and reggae Allara is developing a storytelling nature taking the listener on a journey reflected by her passions while encouraging cultural, spiritual and environmental empowerment. Join us for a performance and Q & A with Allara while enjoying supper catered by @cooeecafe. Tickets are available October 1 - link in the bio. #livemusic #coolarthomestead #coolartwetlands #fundraiser #community



Save the date! Womin Djeka Ngargee Balnarring will be back for its third year on March 14, 2020! We have some incredible workshops, performers, market & food stalls lined up for you all. Come and join us to celebrate & honour the oldest living culture in the world. #womindjekabalnarring #womindjekafestival #balnarringbeach #livemusic #markets #workshops #communityfestival #familyfestival



~ Market Stall Amber Days ~ @amberdays_thelabel is a Melbourne based ethical children’s wear label that is inspired by the Australian bush, desert and sea. Amber Days is made for mindful, adventurous, free spirited little ones, who are the next generation of change makers. A must to check out!! https://www.amberdays.com.au/ #womindjekabalnarring #land #balnarring #womindjeka #people #womindjekafestival #festival #market #food #livemusic #music #indigenous #freeentry #culture #connection #foodtrucks #kifs #community #families



- Community, Connection, Conversation - Month by month as the Festival builds and comes together, so does the excitement, new relationships and lots of growth. We still have plenty of space on the committee or for volunteers on the day. Attending on the day is magic but helping create such a special Event is a wonderful experience. Reach out if you would like to get a little more involved. 🌾



- Support Local - We went to this great little Cafe a while back. It’s a hidden treasure and great for the tradies but if you get a chance go and visit. Check out the art work, food and ask about their journey. Sharon Brindley we can’t wait to link arms with at the 2020 Womin djeka Festival. Cooee Cafe will be suppying sweets at the festival that contain beautiful things like lemon myrtle, lilli pilli, wattle seed and peppermint gum. @cooeecafe #cooeecafe #firstpeople #discovery #story #heritage #journey #food #herbs #bush #share #festival



Excitement is starting to build as different activities and performers are booked. The committee has grown but still plenty of room for more. Vision For the Womindjeka Balnarring Ngargee (Festival), to be an event where the community can gather to share, begin conversations and walk with First Peoples The festival will • Honour and celebrate First Peoples cultures • Involve the whole community caring for and learning with Country • Demonstrate a commitment to reconciliation So if your keen to join the team for 2020 Womin djeka Festival and be apart of all the fun, creativity and respectful planning then come along. Festival Date Saturday 14th March 2020 We acknowledge the festival is held on the land of the Boon Wurrung language group of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge all First Peoples across Australia. We pay our respects to all Elders: past and present, and thank them for sharing their stories and Knowledge. Balnarring Kinder Tuesday 10th Sept 7pm #community #connection #land #culture #indigenous #understanding #stories #respect



Call out for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander businesses that would be interested in having a market stall at Womindjeka Balnarring Ngargee Festival. Saturday 14 March 2020 in Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula 🌿 #womindjeka #womindjekabalnarring #womindjekabalnarringngargee #festival #marketstall #livemusic #workshops #FirstPeoples



~ FESTIVAL FAMILY FOOD ~ Excited to start sharing and announcing as things happen. @nicatacos will be joining us again with their yummy nachos and tacos. Only 7months until we get to do it all again. #festival #womindjeka #food #music #womindjekafestival #workshops #womindjeka2020 #livemusic #firstpeople #community #indigenous #connect



- Nine Months and Counting - Mark it in your diary. Our entertainment Team are beaming with excitement as the they build another program around some wonderful workshop and performers .... 📷 www.katedecastro.com #womindjekafestival #womindjeka #festival #culture #people #community #connection #music #livemusic #workshops #market #food


Womin Djeka Committee Meeting

Calling all Volunteers
July 18th
  • 7PM - 10PM
  • Balnarring Preschool
    Civic Ct, Balnarring

Womin Djeka Balnarring Ngargee

Community Festival
MAR 14th
  • 10 AM -10:00 PM
  • Robertson Park
    Balnarring Beach

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This festival will be held on the ancestral land of the Boon Wurrung peoples. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.