Australia is preparing to stage its first Polyfest.
The inaugural Polyfest Australia is set for February 2018 and school registrations have officially opened.
The festival will be held in Sydney and the Polyfest Australia team is expecting more than 20,000 spectators.
Event director Sy Laga'aia said that Polyfest Australia shares the same vision as the New Zealand event which has run for 42 years.
It aims to increase public awareness of the indigenous and Pacific cultures.