NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians
VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER FOR A SHARED FUTURE
This theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.
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. The week 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.
Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces.
Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.
Each year, a different city hosts the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony. The host city, National NAIDOC Poster Competition and the NAIDOC Awards recipients are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee.
The learning available to all students through the NAIDOC website are immeasurable for teachers and students.
The site may be used for research in foundational knowledge concerning National Aboriginal Week, the history of themes since 1972, and the host cities for the NAIDOC Awards ceremonies.