Frequently asked questions

When is NAIDOC Week?

This year NAIDOC Week will be held from 5 to 12 July 2015. NAIDOC Week is usually held from the first to second Sunday in July each year.

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).

What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2015?

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2014 is – We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect, Celebrate

Where is the National focus city in 2015?

The focus city for National NAIDOC Week celebrations in 2015 is Adelaide, South Australia.

How do I nominate someone for a National NAIDOC Award?

Nominations are now open for the National NAIDOC Awards. Check out the entry form for details.

Where will the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held in 2015?

The 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held in Adelaide on Friday 10 July.

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

Tickets to the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be on sale later this year.

How do I enter my artwork in the 2015 National NAIDOC Poster Competition?

The 2015 National NAIDOC Poster Competition is now open. Check out the entry form for more informaiton or enter online now.

How can I get a copy of the 2015 NAIDOC poster?

The 2015 NAIDOC poster will be availible later this year.

Where can I get NAIDOC promotional products?

The 2015 NAIDOC promotional products will be availible later this year.

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

The 2015 NAIDOC Logo is now available for use. 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 funding round for local NAIDOC activities will open soon. For information about how to apply for NAIDOC funding next year join our mailing list to receive announcements.

How do I contact the National NAIDOC Committee?

  • use our contact us online form
  • email us at info@naidoc.org.au or
  • mail to:
    National NAIDOC Secretariat
    C/o PM&C Culture and Capability
    PO Box 6500
    Canberra Mail Centre
    ACT 2600

For other NAIDOC enquiries please contact us. All attempts will be made to respond to enquires, but at peak times this is not always possible. Please check our website carefully to seek answers to your questions.