Victoria Park Pool

Yabun 2024

Yabun will take place in Victoria Park on Friday 26 January

Thu, 11 Jan 2024,
posted by City of Sydney

Yabun is the largest one-day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia, held annually on 26 January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney (within Victoria Park, Camperdown).

Yabun brings everyone together in an inclusive and friendly environment with live music, a corroboree ground and a speak out tent. There will also be bustling market stalls, meet and greet with local artists and the opportunity to purchase genuine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks and crafts.

Previous years have seen attendance at the festival reach 40,000+ and attendance into the pool alone has seen 2,000+ people through the centre.

On the day of Yabun, Victoria Park Pool are offering free entry into the centre all day.

Public holiday operating hours will be in place. Learn more.

Victoria Park Pool will experience increased patronage through the centre on event day, and availability for lap swimming will be limited. We encourage the use of other City of Sydney pools for lap swimmers on this day.

Availability of parking will also be limited, including the accessible spaces adjacent to the centre.

Event organisers will commence bumping in on Monday 22 January through to Thursday 25 January, however, access to the centre should not be impacted during this period. Victoria Park Pool will remain open during the bump in and out periods, as will the parking area located within the park for pool users.

Event info

Yabun will take place on Friday 26 January, from 10am to 7pm. Amplified sound will be heard during this period.

Yabun (“Music to a beat” in Gadigal language), is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander festival that celebrates traditional and modern cultures.

This year's theme is ‘Surviving, Guiding, Thriving’ which pays homage to ancestors, elders, and how important it is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country to continue practicing culture for future generations”.

Yabun brings everyone together in an inclusive and friendly environment.

For more information, please visit or call (02) 9384 4000.

Event hotline number: 0458 174 526.