NAIDOC WEEK celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of Life. This is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.
This year the theme is 'Our Languages Matter', with celebrations commencing Friday 30 June through to Saturday 8 July 2017. The 2017 NAIDOC Calendar997KB pdf(PDF, 997KB) is available for download.
This page was last updated on: 03 July 2017