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ChangeFest19 – was held 20-22 November 2019 / Mt Druitt, NSW

Over 560 people gathered who were interested in place based social change.

Everyone was committed to making Australia a better place for all citizens and seeking change in our systems, recognising First Nations first within strong diverse and sustainable communities.

 Achievements were celebrated and new connections made. Learnings were shared between communities.

Mount Druitt is a richly diverse community, home to the largest Indigenous population in metropolitan Australia. Mt Druitt is also home to some groundbreaking, thriving community projects. 

 The inaugural ChangeFest18 event in Logan, Queensland gathered communities to celebrate the new energies and success stories taking place in place based social change from all over Australia.   We built on these foundations on Darug country in Mt Druitt. 

Here are a few of the places and people from Mt Druitt who helped make ChangeFest happen:

Baabayn Community

Jesuit Social Services

The Hive


The theme of ChangeFest19

Walk with us – Making Change Together

What we expected at ChangeFest

At ChangeFest you will find tools you can put into practice as soon as you get back to your place.

ChangeFest was a gathering of people, just like you, intent on working at the local level for impact.

At ChangeFest gave participants the chance to practice and test out ideas with fellow citizens, colleagues and leaders.

At ChangeFest offered new lenses to see the impact you are making and the greater change we can all make into the future.

Some other good things to know

This event is a regular milestone on a longer journey and a growing movement while there is passion, energy and purpose for change.

Our aim remains simple

For every Australian and their community to thrive, structures need to change, everyday miracles need to be amplified and people need to come together to dream. There are many pathways into this national movement so we can practise a new talk together. Everyone is welcome to join us.
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