Nonviolent Direct Action Training (abridged) at December Rebellion

Start: Thursday, December 07, 202310:00 AM

End: Thursday, December 07, 202312:30 PM

Location:The Drill Hall26 Therry Street, Melbourne, 3000 AU

Host Contact Info:

"We need disruption to end the destruction" - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Join Extinction Rebellion Victoria December Rebellion at the Drill Hall, Melbourne, for a face-to-face workshop, exploring some of the ins-and-outs of taking non-violent direct action to sound the alarm and grow a mass movement taking action on climate.

NVDA training is essential to preparing ourselves to take nonviolent action safely, peacefully, rationally and regeneratively. (A full training is longer - much longer - and we recommend that you take part in our full training on Sat Dec 2nd in Abbotsford if you possibly can. Here is the link to register for that:

This worskhop is the abridged version. Hosted by experienced Rebels, the session will cover topics such as:

·         Why nonviolence? And how?

·         Action roles and responsibilities

·         Your rights with police

·         Regenerative culture

·         Arrestee support

·         Pre-briefs and debriefs

·         Getting started: What’s next for you?

The training is fully interactive and experiential. It is critical for rebels who haven’t been arrested but are thinking about it, and for those who wish to play support roles at actions where arrests are planned.

The workshop is also a great opportunity to meet other rebels, hear their XR stories and learn to work together to build trust and community.

You will need to prepare by familiarising yourself with Extinctions Rebellion's demands and principles, which you can find here: What is XR - Extinction Rebellion Australia (

PLEASE NOTE: If you are new, we strongly recommend that you attend one of our regular introductory sessions - Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It - before coming to NVDA training. These are 90-minute online sessions and can be found under Events at You can also watch a video here:

If you have any queries, or if you can no longer make it after you have booked, please contact

Accessibility info: Level access is via the Victoria Street exit/entrance which unfortunately must be opened from inside the building. Please call Jane C on 0400 053 266 to request access. (Apologies for this clunky system).

With love and rage,

XR Vic Talks and Trainings Team