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What's on in June

Throughout Australia, we run through some of the best events you can enjoy in June 2021.

Above: Winter Village, Melbourne

Bush Country Voices

Loss is an exhibition exploring the impact of leaving a homeland, by those who have. Each of the artists featured in this exhibition are from Western Sydney and have a practice that explores the reasons, impacts and losses of leaving their homelands. They comment, from their own experiences, on difficult topics including war, torture, stolen generation and offer personal insights into reconnecting with culture, home, family, and friends.

Until June 27 at the Casula Powerhouse, Sydney


The Winter Village

Discover the Winter Village, the outdoor pop-up event returning to the Skyline Terrace at Federation Square. This magical winter wonderland is a must-visit destination that's perfect for the whole family. With Melbourne’s twinkling city lights as the backdrop, enjoy ice-skating, snow showers, food trucks and pop-up bars, and of course the magical igloo village to keep you cosy all winter long.

Until August 29 at Federation Square Skyline Terrace, Russell Street Extension, Melbourne


Beginner’s Photography Class

Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in some of the most photogenic parts of Brisbane. If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You’ll learn to control ISO, shutter speed and aperture expertly and creatively to produce beautiful shots.

Every second Saturday from June 5 to September 25 at Queen Street Mall, Brisbane 


2021 Australian Swimming Trials

The 2021 Australian Swimming Trials will attract Australia's best, as they compete to be nominated to the Australian team to compete at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

June 14-16 at the South Australian Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Adelaide


2021 German Film Festival

Presented by Palace, in association with Luna Palace, the German Film Festival will screen the best new films from Germany showcasing Festival favourites, works of auteurs and the best new talent.

June 3-20 at Palace Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna on SX 


Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2021

Designed to mesmerise and enthral, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases a three-hour celebration of our oceans comprised of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. This unique collection of short films from around the globe document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

June 23 at Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Road, Darwin 


Dark Mofo

Dark Mofo, Mona’s midwinter festival in Tasmania, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals. Dark Mofo 2021 is a city-wide cultural festival offering one vibrant week of engaging public art, live music, performances, and heady nocturnal revelry, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions, darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal.

June 16-22 at Mona, Hobart



Peril in the Parliament

A brand new Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) experience for groups – part whodunit, part riddle room at Old Parliament House after dark! Located in the House of Representatives Chamber, Peril in the Parliament – the Silent Speaker will flex your detective and teamwork skills while you solve puzzles and earn clues. As the chamber doors close behind you, and the sands begin to trickle through the hourglass, you must work together to identify a killer – before it's too late!

Group bookings by arrangement until June 30, 2021 at Old Parliament House