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  • The Australian Government is currently accepting grant submissions for 2015 local NAIDOC activities.

    The closing date has been extended to 5.00pm ACT local time on Friday 24 April 2015.


  • 2015 NAIDOC Logo

    The National NAIDOC Committee are pleased to announce the 2015 National NAIDOC theme - We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.

    This year the theme highlights Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ strong spiritual and cultural connection to land and sea. The theme is an opportunity to pay respects to country; honour those who work tirelessly on preserving land, sea and culture and to share the stories of many sites of significance or sacred places with the nation.

    The National NAIDOC Committee encourages all Australians - young and old - to embrace the 2015 National NAIDOC theme and to celebrate local and national sacred places, taking the time to learn of their traditional names, history and stories.

  • Linda Burney, 2014 National NAIDOC Person of the Year

    The National NAIDOC Committee encourages people to acknowledge the contributions and talents of outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals by nominating them for a National NAIDOC Award. There are ten categories to choose from covering sport, arts, educa6tion, country, and leadership as well as the  prestigious Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards.

    Winners will be honoured during NAIDOC Week at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Adelaide.

    You can nominate someone by completing the nomination for and responding to the selection criteria.

    Nominations for the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards close on Friday 24 April 2015.

  • For the latest news about celebrating NAIDOC Week, subscribe to the National NAIDOC Newsletter. You will be the first to receive updates about:

    • The NAIDOC Week dates, theme and host city
    • Submitting an artwork in the National NAIDOC Poster Competition
    • Nominating a community member for a National NAIDOC Award
    • Tickets for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony
    • Ordering the National NAIDOC Poster and merchandise
    • Using the National NAIDOC Logo on your promotional material
    • Funding for local NAIDOC Week activities
    • Local NAIDOC Week calendar of events

NAIDOC Week 2015: 5-12 July

Welcome to the official NAIDOC website.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

We encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week.