Frequently asked questions

When is NAIDOC Week in 2017?

NAIDOC Week will be held from 2 to 9 July 2017.

What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2017?

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2017 is –  Our Languages Matter

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 2017 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held?

The National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday 1 July 2017.

Where will the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held in 2017?

The National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held in the 2017 host city of Cairns, Queensland.

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

Tickets to the National NAIDOC awards ceremony will be available from May 2017.

How can I get a copy of the 2017 National NAIDOC poster?

2017 National NAIDOC Posters will be availible closer to NAIDOC Week. To be alerted when they are available, sign up to our mailing list or like us on Facebook.

 

Where can I get National NAIDOC promotional products?

 

2017 NAIDOC merchandise will be availible closer to NAIDOC Week,

 

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

Where can I get a copy of the 2017 National NAIDOC logo?

The 2017 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?

Information on Australian Governemnt funding for local community NAIDOC activities will be availible soon.  For updates, sign up to our mailing list or like us on Facebook.

How do I contact the National NAIDOC Committee?

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