NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Events take place across the country from July 3-10 honouring this year’s theme ‘Songlines – the living narrative of our nation’.
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. In the 1920s, Aboriginal groups sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians. Today, all Australians and visitors are invited to join in the celebrations – many of which are free to attend and open to all ages.