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 an excellent opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. NAIDOC Week is held in the first week (a Sunday to Sunday) of July that incorporates the second Friday – which historically was celebrated as ‘National Aboriginal Day’.
This year, NAIDOC Week will be held on 7 to 14 July, and the theme is “VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future.” Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are encouraged and often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces.