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Picnic for Change

7 October 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for “Picnic for Change,” a nationwide picnic dedicated to fostering understanding and discussion about the Voice to Parliament and the upcoming 2023 referendum. Amnesty International Australia has partnered with the Uluru Youth Dialogue and Hands on Heart Delegates. This youth-led event seeks to create a welcoming space for everyone from all generations to come together and engage in meaningful dialogue.

Amidst the beauty of our local parks, spread your picnic rugs, enjoy a spread of light refreshments, and delve into enriching conversations. Our goal is to provide attendees with a platform to learn more,  share their perspectives, and embrace the importance of the upcoming referendum.

Make an impact and take the Pledge to vote Yes to the Voice

Date: Saturday 7th of October

Time: 11am – 2pm (9:30am – 12:00pm Darwin)

  • NSW: Redfern Park + Redfern Oval Community Room
    51 Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016
  • VIC: Edinburgh Gardens (The Circle of Trees) + Emely Baker Centre
    Alfred Cres, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
  • SA:  Rundle Park/Kadlitpina (Park 13)
    Rundle Rd and, East Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
  • NT:  Bicentennial Park
    Esplanade, Darwin City NT 0800
  • TAS:  Legacy Park Gellibrand Pavilion + Legacy Park Savige Pavilion
    Queens Domain TAS 7000

Are you in WA or QLD and want to host your own event? See how below. Picnics for Change are encouraged across Australia, so no matter where you are, you can be a part of this movement.

What to expect: 

Complimentary light refreshments

Engaging conversation starters to facilitate meaningful dialogue.

ℹ️ Informative stalls providing insights about the Voice to Parliament and voting procedures.

☀️ A sunny day out in the park with fellow community members.

What to bring:

  • Bring along a picnic rug or foldable chair for comfortable seating.
  • Sunscreen and hats are advised to stay sun-safe.
  • Stay hydrated; carry your reusable water bottles.
  • BYO lunch, sandwiches, plates to share to complement the fruit and snacks.
  • Bring an open mind and a willingness to engage in enlightening conversations.

Please RSVP to this FREE event via Humanitix so we can accurately cater for food. 

Call to Action: Join the Movement for Change

  • Take the Pledge : Make a commitment to vote “Yes” to the Voice to Parliament. Your pledge is a powerful statement of support for a more inclusive Australia.
  • Attend the Picnic for Change: Join us at one of our beautiful park locations on the 7th of October and register here. Together, we’ll create a vibrant atmosphere for open dialogue and positive change.
  • Explore the Activist Toolkit: Dive into our comprehensive toolkit, designed to empower you in advocating for the Voice to Parliament. In the toolkit, you’ll find resources for:
    • Host Your Own Picnic: Be a change-maker in your community. Discover a step-by-step guide to hosting your own picnic event, and spreading the message of inclusivity and unity.
    • Register for a Conversations GuideGain a deeper understanding of the Voice through our conversations guide. Engage in meaningful discussions with the help of conversation starters, personal stories from our Indigenous Rights Team, and practical tips for impactful conversations.

We believe in the power of shared knowledge and open conversation to inspire change and create a more inclusive, equitable Australia. Let’s come together, engage in enlightening discussions and make a difference.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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7 October 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Edinburgh Gardens
Alfred Cres
Fitzroy North, VIC 3068 Australia
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