Our Songlines presents Our Survival Day 2023 - An Indigenous-led community event providing a safe and culturally empowering space for First Nations people and their allies to gather on January 26. 

With a focus on Indigenous education, cultural entertainment, food and sustainability through the theme of ‘Deep listening’, Our Survival Day 2023 will have something for everyone to enjoy. It is a culturally safe and environmentally friendly space set amongst the hills of The Briars, Mt Martha on Bunurong land, of the Boon Wurrung Language Group within the Kulin Nation, amongst Indigenous plants, trees, birds, and habitat for wildlife.

You will feel the connection as soon as you walk onto Bunurong land: be welcomed by the trees, the birds, the First Nations musical voices, the smell of Indigenous bush foods, friends enjoying picnics and playing games, cultural workshops, dancing, families of diverse backgrounds and many activities to participate in at your leisure.

The event will feature an exclusively First Nations lineup of performers Mitch Tambo, Dallas Woods, Jalgany, Caution, 2 Lubly and Fresh Verse along with a host of First Nations and ally-owned stalls, as well as guided tours, workshops, activities for children and a free bbq.

Our Survival Day is brought to you by Our Songlines, a 100% Aboriginal-owned and woman-led organisation that is passionate about making Indigenous culture accessible to First Nations and allies alike, in a supportive, safe environment.

“This event is so important, I love the fact that it’s community operated, it's grassroots and it’s for our people.” - Mitch Tambo, Musician

“This day is so important to me, like it was my elders of the past. It is a day of remembering and practicing the oldest living culture in the world. Creating the opportunity for people to experience Indigenous culture in its many forms is the mission of the day and in 2021 we were recognised as being leaders in this space. The Mornington Peninsula has never been a safe place for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to be on January 26th and I’m glad that our team can start to change and challenge the conversation around this.” - Kayla Cartledge, Founder of Our Songlines

More info here: Our Survival Day