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Celebrating NAIDOC Week

Each July, Australians come together to celebrate NAIDOC Week – to honour the history, culture, diversity, unity, contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The NAIDOC acronym originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. The committee that was once responsible for organising national activities, has since become the name of the week itself.

This week is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

It’s a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

In 2019, NAIDOC Week will be held from 7 - 14 July.

This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together. ’ This 2019 theme celebrates the Indigenous voice of this country is, which is over 65,000 plus years old.

Download the NAIDOC timeline to learn about the history of NAIDOC week.

To find out about events in your area please visit the NAIDOC week events page or view the State Government Calendar of Events.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees are able to access Cultural Leave to attend NAIDOC week events.

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