ChangeFest NT21 was held over 8-10 June 2021, on Larrakia Land in Palmerston Darwin, and online.

Palmerston was the host location led by Palmerston Indigenous Network, Grow Well Live Well and a range of individuals who had been on the journey to organise ChangeFest for the past year.

Themes that emerged from the co-design process in creating ChangeFest NT21 were:

  • The unlikely benefits of COVID19
  • Showcasing how First Nations are leading in the NT
  • How could community plans help set national agenda
  • Celebrating collaborative wins from around Australia
  • A Power Governance and Leadership Hackathon to explore the systems and structures AND how they need to change
  • How to respect and reward Elders
  • Young people leading Climate Action

View the the program to find out more about ChangeFest NT21

Meet some of the speakers from ChangeFest NT21

See the ChangeFestNT21 hosts

Read the ChangeFestNT21 Directors report


Big thanks to Larrakia Elders, Palmerston Indigenous Network, Grow Well Live Well, the local host group, national conveners, all of the funders, volunteers, suppliers and everyone who came and participated in ChangeFestNT21.

The handover to Tasmania for ChangeFest22 took place in Sanctuary Lakes, Palmerston led by Aunty June Mills:

‘The Country is alive, you are never alone.’

Watch the initial invitation to ChangeFestNT21: