Barunga Aboriginal Fesitval

Barunga Festival, held annually on the Queen’s birthday long weekend (10-12 June, 2016) is now in its 31st year, earning its place as one of the most important community festivals in regional Australia. It is located 70km south-east of Katherine, around a 4 hour drive from Darwin.

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The Festival has a strong history of showcasing the Katherine region and supporting remote indigenous communities to come together and celebrate the positive aspects of community life through football, basketball, softball, music (contemporary and traditional), traditional arts and culture. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in the festivities and enjoy this unique opportunity to engage with a remote Indigenous community.

The 2015 Festival attracted 4000 visitors from far and wide, and garnered national and international media coverage.

In 2016, this much-loved Territory event promises to deliver an incredible program of music, sport, culture, art, dance, circus, kids activities, workshops, healthy food and many more festive treats.

Are you interested in representing TROHPIQ on a fun and rewarding trip to the annual Barunga Indigenous Festival in the Top End, Northern Territory?

We are sending 5 students to assist in running a stall with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Unit, Darwin. Volunteers will be promoting health education and careers while having plenty of time to take in the fun and experience much of the great culture that the festival has to offer.

This trip is open to both allied health and medical students so apply now to get involved! Due to the limited places available, members will be shortlisted and will undergo an interview for this rare opportunity! Good Luck!!

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