Excitement builds for FREE family Rock for Land Rights Concert this Saturday

30 October, 2023

Cultural dance workshops for kids, an array of First Nations businesses, NRL sporting activities, Elders tent, handy Westmead station bus loop and headline act Thelma Plum are just some of the highlights of the free family friendly Rock for Land Rights Concert this Saturday at Parramatta Park.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (ALRA) being proclaimed in NSW, and the concert at Parramatta Park’s The Crescent will be a fitting way to round out the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) festivities.

“We have lined up 2 fantastic MCs to entertain the crowd – well known media broadcaster and commentator John Paul Janke, and deadly dual international sporting legend Bo De La Cruz,” NSWALC Chairperson Cr Danny Chapman said.

“Amazing cultural enterprise, Muggera, will be performing and also holding dance workshops for the little ones, while activities being run by the NRL are guaranteed to be another crowd pleaser! Crafts will run all day and there will also be weaving classes.

“After the sadness of the Voice referendum, this is a great opportunity for mob and allies to come together and celebrate our culture.”

Thelma Plum’s debut album Better in Blak is the bedrock of her enchanting live show, which has been wowing crowds on her recent UK tour. We are thrilled to also have Yuin rapper and radio host, Nooky, legendary country music star Roger Knox, acoustic band with amazing melodies, Stiff Gins, and pop duo Microwave Jenny performing.

The first Rock for Land Rights Concert was held in 1989 at Homebush and featured Crowded House, Paul Kelly, Black Lace, Sharon Carpenter and other special guests.


Date: Saturday, 4th November 2023

Location: The Crescent, Parramatta Park

Time: 12pm noon – 6pm

Westmead bus loop – FREE

Bus will leave from Westmead station every 15 minutes from 11.30am-1.30pm

Bus will leave from Westmead station every 30 mins from 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Bus will do runs back to Westmead station from The Crescent from 5.30pm continuously until 7pm or when all guests have left the site.


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.