Calling expressions of interest to be the 2018 or 2019 National NAIDOC Host City

National NAIDOC Awards

The National NAIDOC Committee is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from across the country to be the 2018 or 2019 National NAIDOC Host City.

Local NAIDOC Committees and other suitable organisations are invited to apply.

Successful EOIs will form a merit list the Committee will use for 2018 and 2019 Host City arrangements. The Host City is announced each year at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony during NAIDOC Week.

If you’re interested in making your home the National NAIDOC Host City, submit an Expression of Interest addressing the following criteria:

  1. The city has a rich Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history and continuing cultures

  2. The applicant has support from the community for the Expression of Interest to be submitted and a willingness to work with the National NAIDOC Committee*

  3. The applicant has the ability and authority to advise on and facilitate local cultural protocols, Elders and Welcome to Country representatives.

  4. What are the intended positive outcomes for the community from being the National NAIDOC Host City?

  5. The location has a suitable venue with capacity to hold a minimum of 1200 guests in a gala dinner style event with room for a large stage and dancefloor; as well a suitable range of accommodation options to accommodate interstate guests

  6. The location has not hosted the National NAIDOC Awards within the last five years.

*Committee and local arrangements in the focus city

  • National NAIDOC activities in the focus city are governed solely by the National NAIDOC Committee (the Committee), supported by the Committee Secretariat.
  • All funding and arrangements for local NAIDOC Week activities in the Host City are independent of the National NAIDOC Awards event, and are the responsibility of the local community.
  • The Committee has no role in local NAIDOC activities in the Host City.

Please limit a response no longer than two pages in length.

Expressions of Interest must be received no later than 5.00pm (AEST) on Monday 10 April 2017.

Submit your Expression of Interest to the National NAIDOC Secretariat by:


Post:   National NAIDOC Secretariat

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

PO Box 6500

Canberra ACT 2600