Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life, NAIDOC week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

What does NAIDOC stand for?

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.

When is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week is usually held from the first to second Sunday in July each year.

Further information on NAIDOC week

Download and the NAIDOC History Timeline (PDF 7MB) to learn about the history of NAIDOC week.

To find out about events in your area please visit the NAIDOC week events page. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are able to access Cultural Leave to attend NAIDOC week events.

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