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Barunga Festival



This annual three day festival celebrates the best of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and has a strong history of showcasing the Katherine region in the Northern Territory (NT). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The festival attracts a 4000-strong audience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people from all over the world.

The Barunga Festival began in 1985 in the remote Aboriginal community of Bamyili in the NT.

Barunga community is a dry community and the Braunga Festival is a drug and alcohol free event.

For more information about the Barunga Festival and information on the Barunga community refer to the links below.


Coco Eke
Partnerships Manager
Barunga Festival
C/- Skinnyfish Music
PO Box 36873
Winnellie NT 0821
Mobile: 0401 559 624


Last updated: 15 February 2017
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