4 – 11 July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is NAIDOC Week in 2021?

NAIDOC Week will be held 4-11 July 2021.

NAIDOC Week is usually held in the first week (a Sunday to Sunday) of July that incorporates the second Friday – which historically was celebrated as 'National Aboriginal Day'.

When and where is the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony?

Following the cancellation of the 2020 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony, the 2020 and 2021 National NAIDOC Focus City will be held during NAIDOC Week in Alice Springs (Mparntwe), NT.

Where can I purchase tickets to the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony?

Tickets for the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards ceremony are expected to come on sale closer to the event. Make sure you sign up to the National NAIDOC e-newsletter keep up to date on ticket sales and all things NAIDOC!

What is the theme for NAIDOC Week in 2021?

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2021 is Heal Country!

What is NAIDOC Week?

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

What events are on in my community?

You are able to search for NAIDOC Events that are close to you by visiting our NAIDOC Week Events page!

When do nominations for the poster competition open?

The 2021 National NAIDOC poster competition winner has been announced. Find out more about artist Maggie-Jean Douglas and her work, ‘Care for Country’. The 2022 National NAIDOC poster competition will be announced later in 2021. Sign up to the e-newsletter and keep an eye on the NAIDOC website to find out more about this year’s winner.

Where can I download the NAIDOC logo?

The 2021 NAIDOC Logo can be downloaded online. 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).

How do I apply for funding for NAIDOC activities in my community?

The 2021 NAIDOC Local Grants Funding Round has closed. Applicants will be given written advice on the outcome of applications. Sign up to the e-newsletter and keep an eye on the NAIDOC website to be notified when the 2022 NAIDOC Local Grants Funding Round opens. Visit NAIDOC week funding for further information.

Funding is available for communities and community organisations to help meet the costs of local NAIDOC events and activities. All events and activities will need to meet government guidance aimed at reducing the risks associated with COVID-19.

Visit NAIDOC week funding for further information.

When do the National NAIDOC Award nominations open?

The 2021 National NAIDOC Award Nominations are open now and will include nominations submitted for the cancelled 2020 event. Nominations close 5.00pm AEDT, Monday 29 March 2021.

How do I join the National NAIDOC Committee?

Expressions of interest to join the National NAIDOC Committee are closed. Please join the NAIDOC mailing list to be notified of future rounds.

How do I contact the National NAIDOC Committee?

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