News and Media Releases

Proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman, Joanne Cassady, is the winner of this year’s esteemed National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

As the winner, Ms Cassady will have her artwork, titled: Your Tribe, My Tribe, Our Nation displayed on the 2017 National NAIDOC Poster and receive a $5,000 cash prize. The poster will be distributed across the country to promote NAIDOC Week 2017, which runs from 2-9 July.

The competition called for Artists to submit an artwork which represented their interpretation of the 2017 National NAIDOC theme: Our Languages Matter.

The 2017 NAIDOC Local Grant funding round will open on 27 March 2017 and close on 27 APRIL 2017.

For further updates, please check the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website regularly.

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The 2017 NAIDOC Local Grant funding round is now open and will close at 4pm AEST on Thursday 27 April.

2017 NAIDOC Week theme announced - Our Languages Matter

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The National NAIDOC Committee congratulated ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were honoured at the 2016 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Darwin on Friday 8 July.

Stephen Page, a descendant of the Nunukul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation from South East Queensland, was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Stephen has been the Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre for the past 25 years with the goal of providing opportunities to the next generation of Indigenous storytellers. 

All Australians are invited to take the time to learn, share and participate in the unique local and national celebrations that will mark NAIDOC Week 2016 (3 - 10 July).

NAIDOC Week - established in 1938 - is the opportunity to proudly acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Lani Balzan, a proud Wiradjuri Aboriginal woman from NSW, is this year’s winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

As the winner, Ms Balzan will have her artwork, titled: Songlines Tie All Aboriginal People Together displayed on the 2016 National NAIDOC Poster and receive a $5,000 cash prize. The poster will be distributed across the country to promote NAIDOC Week 2016, which runs from 3-10 July.

2016 NAIDOC grant funding round is now closed!

The 2016 NAIDOC grant funding round has now closed. Good luck to all of those who got their applications in.

2016 NAIDOC Week theme announced

Songlines –The living narrative of our nation

Songlines are the oldest living narrative of our nation, and will be the focus for the 2016 NAIDOC Week celebrations. NAIDOC Week 2016 will run from 3-10 July and is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.

The National NAIDOC Committee congratulates the ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were honoured at the 2015 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Adelaide last night.

Tauto Sansbury, a local South Australian Narungga man, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Tauto is a respected advocate for social justice and has fought to improve the conditions of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.

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