Frequently asked questions

When is NAIDOC Week in 2018?

NAIDOC Week will be held from 8 to 15 July 2018.

What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2018?

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2018 is - Because of her, we can!

What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week celebrates 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 a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

What does NAIDOC stand for?

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

What is the history of NAIDOC Week?

Download and print the NAIDOC History Timeline (PDF version).

When will the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held?

The National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held in Sydney on Friday 13 July 2018.

Where will the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held in 2018?

The National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held in the 2018 host city of Sydney, New South Wales.

How can I get tickets to the 2018 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony?

Tickets to the 2018 National NAIDOC awards ceremony will be on sale closer to the event.

How can I get a copy of the 2018 National NAIDOC poster?

The National NAIDOC Poster will be available in your regional office in May.


Where can I get National NAIDOC promotional products?


To obtain the merchandise you can contact your regional network by calling 1800 079 098 (toll-free) or by visiting to find your local regional network.

Where can I get a copy of the 2018 National NAIDOC logo?

The 2018 NAIDOC Logo is now available for use and can be downloaded directly from the NAIDOC website. The logo must be used in its entirety and cannot be used for commercial purposes (commercial purposes include use of the logo on any promotional material that is used to make a profit).

Where do I go for funding for local community NAIDOC activities?

The 2018 NAIDOC Local Grant funding round is now open! Click here to find out more.

How do I join the National NAIDOC Committee?

Expressions of interest run twice over a three year period. Expressions of interest are now closed for 2017 and will run again after NAIDOC Week in 2018.

How do I contact the National NAIDOC Committee?

Our contact details can be found on the Contact Us page.