Frequently asked questions

What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for you and the community to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  It is also a time to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in increasing numbers of community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools, government agencies and sporting groups.

When is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week is usually held from the first to second Sunday in July.

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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?

The history of NAIDOC Week is available on our website.

You can download and print the NAIDOC History Timeline (PDF version) and take it in to your workplace or school during NAIDOC Week.

What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2015?

The theme for NAIDOC Week in 2015 has not yet been announced but is expected to be released in early 2015.  You can read about previous themes from 1972 through to 2014.

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How can I promote my 2015 local event?

Leading up to NAIDOC Week the NAIDOC Calendar of Events is available on the NAIDOC website to promote local activities.

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

The National NAIDOC Logo is available for download from our website for use at your own NAIDOC celebrations.  Please note that 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.

If you require a high resolution version of the logo please complete the NAIDOC Logo Deed of Licence and email it to info@naidoc.org.au.

Where is the National host city in 2015?

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

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

Information on how you can enter your artwork in the 2015 National NAIDOC Poster Competition will be available in March 2015.

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

The 2015 National NAIDOC poster is expected to be available in May 2015.

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How do I nominate someone for a National NAIDOC Award?

Nominations for the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards are expected to open around March next year.

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

The 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony will be held in Adelaide, South Australia.

How can I get tickets to the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony?

Information on ticketing for the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is expected to be available in May 2015.

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Where can I get 2015 National NAIDOC promotional products?

Products for National NAIDOC 2015 are expected to be available in May 2015.

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Where do I go for funding for local community NAIDOC activities?

For information about how to apply for NAIDOC funding next year join our mailing list to receive announcements.

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To receive the latest news about the National NAIDOC theme, poster competition, award nominations, awards ceremony, ticket sales or funding for local NAIDOC activities and events please join our mailing list.

How do I contact the National NAIDOC Committee?

National NAIDOC Secretariat

c/o PM&C Strategic Communications

PO Box 6500

CANBERRA  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.