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2018 NAIDOC Theme banner  - Because of her, we can
  • Following the announcement of the National NAIDOC theme – Because of her, we can! – the National NAIDOC poster competition and award nominations are now open.

    The poster competition is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged13 years and over. Enter now for the chance to win $10,000 and have your artwork displayed across the nation.

    The National NAIDOC Committee also encourages people to acknowledge the contributions and talents of outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals by nominating them for a 2018 National NAIDOC Award.

  • The National NAIDOC Committee is pleased to announce the #NAIDOC2018 theme – Because of her, we can!

    The theme celebrates the essential role that women have played – and continue to play – as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.

    Find out more about the 2018 National NAIDOC theme click here.

  • NNC New members

    The National NAIDOC Committee has kicked off plans for NAIDOC Week 2018 with the appointment of five members to its ranks.

    The four new appointments - and one reappointment - follow a national selection process which saw Kenny Bedford, Lynette Riley, Ngarra Murray and Shannan Dodson appointed to the National NAIDOC Committee and Anita-Lee Summers reappointed for a second term.

    Click here to find out more!

  • 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 2018: 8-15 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.

Predominately, 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'. 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 society.

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

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