Background

Managed by Uluru’s long-standing, indigenous-owned, charitable corporation, Maruku (Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal Corporation), the Uluru Festival was established by a number of Anangu – local, Aboriginal residents at Uluru – who wanted to be able to share and celebrate their culture each year with a national and international audience.

“We need a Festival here at Uluru to show the continuing strength of desert culture – our culture, Anangu culture!” 

Sammy Wilson – First Nations elder, former chair of the Central Land Council and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management – first proposed the creation of an Uluru Festival at the October 2019 celebrations of the Handback of Uluru to Aboriginal people.

Uluru - Australia

Some Facts about Life at Uluru
420,000
# visitors/year (peak)
300
# Aboriginal residents
2500
# generations at Uluru
14,000
# paces around Uluru

News

Uluru Festival 2023

Following its successful launch in 2022, the first, major Uluru Festival will be held at Uluru 29-30 April, 2023.

Uluru Festival launch

Media Release: 23 April 2022 Traditional Owners of Uluru are, today, launching the Uluru Festival, a new cultural festival likely to become a major event on the international calendar. “Kuwarila pukularinyi …