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NAIDOC week celebrations

Naidoc week 2017
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.

The theme for 2018 - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.  A  Calendar of Events609KB pdf(PDF, 609KB) is now available for downloading.

Please note that there has been a change of venue for the following events:

  • NAIDOC Wauchope Community FUN DAY will now be held at the Wauchope Indoor Stadium.
  • NAIDOC Hastings Community Fun Day will now be held at at Port Macquarie Race Course.




This page was last updated on: 09 July 2018