Frequently asked questions

When is NAIDOC Week?

This year NAIDOC Week will be held from 6 to 13 July 2014. NAIDOC Week is usually held from the first to second Sunday in July.

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 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 closed.

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

The 2014 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Friday 11 July.

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

Tickets to the 2014 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony 2014 have now sold out. No further tickets will be released.

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

Entries for the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster Competition are now closed.

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

Visit your Regional Office.

Where can I get NAIDOC promotional products?

To order the 2014 National NAIDOC products, contact your local Regional Office. The Regional Office will only receive a small amount of merchandise leading up to NAIDOC Week. To be connected to your Regional Office visit: http://www.indigenous.gov.au/regional-network.

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 funding round for local NAIDOC activities closed on Friday 4 April 2014. 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 Strategic Communications
    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.