NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
Help us out with the march, become a volunteer.
Nominations are now open for the NAIDOC awards.
There are 3 categories:
- Mr & Miss NAIDOC- a young person between 18-24 that is an emerging leader
- Patron- an established community leader who is over 50
- Sportsperson- a sporting identity that is also a community representative
Entertainers need to fill out an Expression of Interest.
We encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week. Find out about Victorian NAIDOC Week events here.