The Long Walk Melbourne

In 2004, former AFL legend Michael Long decided that something needed to be done about the plight of the Indigenous community, so he walked from his home in Melbourne all the way to Parliament House in Canberra. The Long Walk was born, with money raised to support Indigenous education programs across the country.

Eighteen years on, Michael Long and the Long Walk return to Federation Square with live music performed by some of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists, free sport and art activations for the family, and a huge BBQ put on by Scouts Victoria (proceeds shared between Scouts and the Long Walk).
The event will again conclude with the Walk to the G, as part of the traditional Dreamtime match between Essendon and Richmond walk and game packages on sale now!


Join us at Federation Square, Melbourne for pre match activities and live entertainment followed by the iconic “Long Walk” to the G.  Saturday the 21st of May 12pm- 5:30pm.


Event Program

1200    Federation square goes live
1235    Welcome to Country & Call to Country
1250    Mount Lilydale Mercy College acapella choir
1320    Chasing Ghosts
1410    Marlon Motlop x RULLA
1455    The Merinda’s
1530    Scott Darlow
1610     Indigenous Outreach Projects
1650    Welcome to Country & Call to Country
1705    Michael Long and event formalities
1730    Walk to the MCG