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Aboriginal cultural burning forum and demonstration


24th May 2017 10:00am - 25th May 2017 3:00pm


Museum of Fire, 1 Museum Drive,
Cnr Castlereagh Rd, Penrith NSW


Den Barber on (02) 4724 2142 or


Greater Sydney Local Land Services will be hosting an Aboriginal cultural burning forum and cultural burn demonstration.

Cultural burn forum

Day 1: Wednesday 24 May 2017, 10am - 3pm.

The Forum will include

  • a smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country
  • what is cultural burning?
  • presentations by Indigenous cultural fire practitioners
  • question and answer sessions
  • The principles and methodologies of cultural burning
  • A cultural burning demonstration.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Victor Steffensen – Mulong – Cape York, QLD
  • Oliver Costello – Firesticks Initiative – NSW

Cultural burn demonstration

Day 2: Thursday 25 May 2017, 10am - 3pm.

Further information regarding location will be provided upon registration.

NOTE: The Cultural burning demonstration will be conducted subject to weather and site conditions.


You must register to attend no later than Friday 5 May 2017.  Places are strictly limited and will be filled as registrations are received.

This is a free, fully catered event – register online here.