New perspectives

Find a new perspective on Footscray. Learn about its wartime past and it’s creative side with one of these free walking tours.

Street art walk and talk

Discover new street art commissioned for our neighbourhood by Maribyrnong City Council. The StreetWORKS program is designed to enliven streetscapes and engage artists with the community. Some of the artists will visit the tour to talk about their work.
Thursday 23 October
10am – 11.30am

Bonds, bombs, blackouts & bunkers

Hear how Australia financed WWII and why Footscray was blacked out. Visit a former air raid precaution shelter and wartime training centre to learn about Footscray’s role in defending our nation.
Thursday 23 October
10.30am-12noon

For king and country

Learn about the ‘Sport of Kings’, Sandy the Light Horse and Scotchman’s Hill, and walk through Edwardian gardens to the Statue of Victory while viewing plaques that once marked our Avenue of Honour.
Sunday 26 October
10.30am-12noon

Tours are free. Bookings required. Limited places available.

Tours are limited to one tour per person and not available for group bookings of more than four people.

Email Susie Wickes at Maribyrnong City Council to book your place.