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What is NAIDOC Week?

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. 

What does NAIDOC stand for?

N - National

A - Aboriginal


I - Islander

D - Day

O - Observance

C - Committee

(information from NAIDOC Week website)


Little Kids, Big Talk - NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week - The Wiggles

NAIDOC Week Poster 2023

Each year, there is a competition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and over to submit their artwork which reflects that year's National NAIDOC Week Theme, For Our Elders.


Bobbi Lockyer, a proud Ngarluma, Kariyarra, Nyulnyul and Yawuru artist, born and based on Kariyarra Country in Port Hedland, is the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC Week Poster Competition for 2023 with her entry, For Our Elders.

“Where there is knowledge there are our Elders. Our Elders paved the pathways for us, taught us our knowledge, our history, they passed down their art, stories and wisdom. Our Elders are the foundation of our communities and role models for our children. With this poster I wanted to showcase how important our Elders are in passing down traditions and culture to our children and future.” said Bobbi.

(information from NAIDOC Week website)

Watch the video here to learn more about this year's NAIDOC Week poster.

Longer video (4 min) available here

Explore posters from other years here.


Little J and Big Cuz - Parade

S3 Ep 4 Parade: The kids worry that the NAIDOC beach parade will be a disaster if they’re unable to march to the same beat.