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2 – 9 July 2023
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National NAIDOC Awards in Alice Springs to kickstart a week of celebration

The annual NAIDOC Awards recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities and beyond, or to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.
Save the Date! National NAIDOC Awards 2021

Update 4 June 2021 – The National NAIDOC Awards event in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) has been cancelled and will now be a nationally televised gala event on Saturday 3 July 2021. Read more at the announcement from the NAIDOC Committee.

The National NAIDOC Committee (NNC) will proudly host the National NAIDOC Awards at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on Saturday 3 July.

Mparntwe (Alice Springs) is the focus of the national celebrations from 4–11 July.

The Awards, originally scheduled to be held in Alice Springs in 2020, were cancelled due to COVID-19.

As the most anticipated event on the national Indigenous calendar, the Awards will recognise the outstanding contributions made by ten individuals across art, sport, language, education, employment, training, leadership, community empowerment and environmental and cultural preservation.

The stunning evening will also feature spectacular entertainment showcasing and celebrating traditional and contemporary Indigenous performers.

The format of this year’s National Awards will change to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines and a COVID-19 Event Safety Plan. The NNC are working towards a gala black tie 2-hour awards ceremony in front of some 1000 guests.

To maximise attendance numbers under the COVID-19 Event Safety Plan, the Awards will not be a seated formal dinner.

Tickets to the National NAIDOC Awards will be $50 (plus booking fee).

Additional ticketing details and performers will be announced in the next few weeks.

The NNC has been working in partnership with the Alice Springs community and the local NAIDOC Committee to deliver a gala celebration showcasing Arrernte and Central Australian people, culture and achievement.

The event will be live broadcast nationally through our media partners SBS/NITV.