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NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from the 2-9 July 2023. This year's theme is "For Our Elders".

What is NAIDOC Week?

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. 

How can I join in?

To find NAIDOC events in your local area, search the Local NAIDOC Week Events Calendar. You can refine your search by title, postcode and state.

Poster Competition

Bobbi Lockyer, a proud Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru artist, born and based on Kariyarra Country in Port Hedland, is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition for 2023 with her entry, For Our Elders.

“Where there is knowledge there are our Elders. Our Elders paved the pathways for us, taught us our knowledge, our history, they passed down their art, stories and wisdom. Our Elders are the foundation of our communities and role models for our children. With this poster I wanted to showcase how important our Elders are in passing down traditions and culture to our children and future.” said Bobbi.

a poster depicting several First Nations elders. One woman wears a floral wreath and a floral dress and sits in a wheelchair. A man is in tradtional dress and is performing a smoking ceremony. Words say "For Our Elders. NAIDOC Week 2-9 July 2023".