Ballawinne Festival

An annual festival of ideas and learning

The Ballawinne (Red Ochre) Festival is an annual festival of ideas and learning, that gives voice to the values of Aboriginal culture & philosophy.

The festival seeks to showcase Aboriginal literature and philosophy, build strong lateral connections and engagement with wider society to encourage support for our campaign for equity, through constitutional reform and recognition.

The Ballawinne Festival is hosted by the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC).

Events include:

  • FREE Cultural Day at Port Cygnet Cannery, 13 January 11am to 3pm, details here
  • Dark Emu Evening, 13 January 6:30pm (SOLD OUT)
  • FREE Truth Telling at Fanny Cochrane-Smith Church, Cross Road, Nichols Rivulet 14 January 1pm, details here

Event details




FREE Cultural Day (13 January) to
Dark Emu (13 January) to
Truth Telling (14 January) to

Event location


Huon Valley, Tasmania
Map of location