Frequently asked questions

When is NAIDOC Week in 2016?

Next year NAIDOC Week will be held from 3 to 10 July 2016. 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 2015 is – We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect, Celebrate

Where will the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony be held in 2016?

The National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held in the 2016 National NAIDOC host city Darwin, Northern Territory.

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

Tickets to the 2016 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be on sale closer to the event.

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

The 2015 National NAIDOC poster is no longer avaliable for order. To obtain an electronic high resolution version of the poster please email

Where can I get National NAIDOC promotional products?

The 2015 National NAIDOC promotional products are no longer available.

Where can I get a copy of the 2015 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 2015 NAIDOC activities has closed.

How do I contact the National NAIDOC Committee?

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