2024 NAIDOC Week Events Near You

08 July 2024

2024 NAIDOC Week Events Near You

Celebrated across Australia from July 7 – July 14, NAIDOC Week celebrates the culture, history and many accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s theme “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud!” honours the vitality and enduring strength of our First Nation’s culture, people and traditions.  

From July 7, NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held across the country with communities coming together nationwide to congregate, educate and celebrate. Here are just a few of the amazing events you’ll be able to participate in around the country.  

New South Wales 

NAIDOC Week at the Rocks – Events include free badge making workshops every day of NAIDOC Week from 11am, First Nations Singers and Songwriters performing at The Rocks Markets on the 6th & 7th and 13th & 14th of July and Luke Patterson’s Spoken Word Films screening at The Rocks Discovery Museum. 

NAIDOC Week at the Maritime Museum On Sunday the 7th of July the Maritime Museum will be having a full day of NAIDOC celebrations including dance workshops, tea tastings, face painting, model canoe making and more. Doors open at 10 am and activities will be ongoing throughout the day.  

Barangaroo Reserve Hosting events every night during NAIDOC Week, Barangaroo Reserve is a must visit. With fireside gatherings, dance workshops, cultural events and more. Events are free and no registration is required. Events begin at 5pm daily from Sunday July 7 through to Saturday July 13.  

Northern Territory  

NAIDOC Week at Deckchair Cinema – Through NAIDOC Week, the Deckchair cinema will be screening a selection of short films that showcase the extraordinary stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Check out their website for screening details.   

Guyugwa NAIDOC Week Showcase On Sunday July 7th emerging Aboriginal artists will be showcasing their artworks at Browns Mart on Smith St. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend to help celebrate these raw local talents.  

Palmerston NAIDOC Pool Party Day 2 of the Palmerston Youth Festival celebrates NAIDOC Week with a pool party held at SWELL on Saturday July 7th. With a DJ, bus painting, prizes, indigenous canvas painting and a free BBQ it’s an event that shouldn’t be missed.  

Queensland  

Mindle Bygul Aboriginal Corporation NAIDOC Family Fun Day Celebrating all things Blak! Head to the APEX Park in Deception Bay on Saturday 6th of July for a free family fun day celebrating the contributions of our First Nations people. There will be live music, cultural workshops, dance performances and loads of activities for children and families.  

Ipswich NAIDOC Family and Cultural Celebration – Held at the Ipswich Turf Club in Bundamba, this free community event will include children’s rides and activities, an Elders area, cultural performances and live entertainment. Thursday 7th July from 10am, free entry.  

South Australia 

Streaky Bay NAIDOC Family Day – Head to the Streaky Bay Supper Room and Hall on Thursday July 7 at 10am to celebrate NAIDOC Week. Learn about artifact carving, Aboriginal languages, traditional weaving and so much more.  

Storytime at the South Australian Museum – Celebrate NAIDOC Week at 11am on Sunday 7th of July and Sunday 14th of July at the South Australian Museum. Join staff as they read popular children’s books written and illustrated by prominent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.  

Victoria  

Koori Heritage Trust NAIDOC Market – Held at Federation Square on Friday 12th July 3pm – 6pm and Saturday the 13th of July from 10am – 3pm. With over 25 stalls showcasing cultural objects, crafts, jewellery and gifts, an Elder lounge and a bunch of creative workshops, the NAIDOC Market is a must visit event.  

Junior Ranger Bush Food and Bizarre Bugs Led by City of Melbourne Park Rangers and the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, this free children’s event will be held at narrm ngarrgu Library on Sunday July 14 at 10am.  

Melbourne Zoo Community Day On Sunday July 14 from 10am, the Melbourne Zoo will be hosting a range of First Nations led activities for children and families. Zoo members and children go free! Visit the Melbourne Zoo website to get tickets.  

Western Australia  

NAIDOC Week Perth Opening Ceremony – featuring performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers, community stalls, children’s activities and traditional food, the NAIDOC Week Perth Opening ceremony will be held on Sunday July 7 at Wellington Square from 12PM – 4PM.  

Whales Seals and Wirlomin Stories A free event held at Albany Town Hall throughout the whole of NAIDOC Week. The exhibition showcases artworks from the Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories picture books. The picture books are the work of a group who are dedicated to preserving and revitalising the cultural heritage of the Noongar people and the results are definitely worth a look.  

ACT  

Woden Town Square The ACT Community Sector invite you to join them to celebrate NAIDOC Week on Tuesday July 6th at 10:45am at Woden Town Square. Enjoy musicians, art workshops, stalls, food and guest speakers. Free entry.  

Woden Library The Woden library will be hosting a free community event to celebrate NAIDOC Week on Tuesday July 6th at 10:30am. They will have Tahalianna Soward, Uncle Johnny Huckle, Alinta Barlow and members of the Brumbies Rugby team in attendance.  

If you are hosting a NAIDOC Week event, we’d love to hear about it.  

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