Wominjeka 2023


The Amphitheatre Outside of Building 189 Parkville Campus


All students and staff are invited to join us at 12.30pm on Wednesday 1 March for Wominjeka 2023.

Wominjeka, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung for welcome/come, with purpose, is a key event in the University’s calendar that signifies the start of the academic year. A local Wurundjeri Elder will welcome new and returning students and staff back to campus with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.

This year, we are excited to host the event in the new amphitheatre, which is on Swanston Street and nestled between the Arts and Cultural Building, the Student Pavilion and the newly refurbished Building 189.

Wominjeka will also mark the opening of our new student and cultural spaces. These gathering places allow us to share experiences and reflect on the unique contribution each of us makes to the University’s representation of cultures, traditions, and ways of being and experiencing the world.

As you return to campus, we ask you to please give thought to ‘come, with purpose’ – an important consideration as we work and study on the lands of its Traditional Custodians.

Registration not required