8 May 2019

Celebrate Warami in the City of Parramatta


  • Indigenous dancers taking part in a traditional ceremony
    Indigenous dancers taking part in a traditional ceremony

City of Parramatta is preparing to celebrate Warami with a host of community events from Thursday 23 May – Monday 3 June.

Warami is the Indigenous word meaning ‘good to see you’.

Upcoming celebrations pave the way for NAIDOC Week in July. See below for a list of activities:

  • The week’s program kicks off with a Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers game at Bankwest stadium as part of the NRL’s Indigenous round on 23 May, with a special Darug Welcome Ceremony.
  • National Sorry Day gathering takes place 26 May from 10am – 12pm at Old Government House, Parramatta Park. 
  • Reconciliation Week takes place 27 May – 3 June and includes: 
    o    Celebrations at Centenary Square on Friday 31 May including an interactive installation, the first Burramatta markets with traditional stalls,  and a special evening performance from Australian singer-songwriter Archie Roach.
    o    South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Parramatta Eels game at Bankwest Stadium on Friday 31 May.