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When is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week 2014 will be held from 6 to 13 July. NAIDOC Week is usually held from the first to second Sunday in July. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate 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. Download and print the NAIDOC History Timeline (PDF version).

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. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2014?

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2014 is – Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond.

Where is the National focus city in 2014?

The focus city for National NAIDOC Week celebrations in 2014 is the Gold Coast, Queensland.

How do I nominate someone for a National NAIDOC Award?

Nominations for the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards are now open and close on Wednesday 23 April. Submit your nomination by completing the online form or download the form and send it to us.

Where will the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held in 2014?

Join us on the Gold Coast to celebrate vibrant Indigenous culture, recognise inspirational award winners and enjoy great Indigenous entertainment.

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

Follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to receive announcements about the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony.

How do I enter my artwork in the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster Competition?

Indigenous artists aged 13 or over can now start working on entries for the National NAIDOC Poster Competition to reflect this year’s NAIDOC theme. Download the poster competition entry form or enter online by close of business Friday 28 March 2014.

How can I get a copy of the 2014 NAIDOC poster?

Check back to our website soon for more details, follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to receive NAIDOC Poster announcements.

Where can I get NAIDOC promotional products?

For information about how to order your NAIDOC promotional products join our mailing list or check back to our website soon for more details.

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

The 2014 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 next funding round for local NAIDOC activities is expected to open in March 2014. For information about how to apply for NAIDOC funding join our mailing list to receive announcements or check back to our website soon for more details.

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 Strategic Communications
    PO Box 7576
    Canberra Mail Centre
    ACT 2610

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.