NAIDOC Week is coming

Date: 02/07/2017 - 09/07/2017

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. 

NAIDOC Week is time when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples come together in different ways to connect to culture and country. It is dissimilar to National Reconciliation Week (celebrated from 27 May to 3 June), which is all about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples coming together to celebrate respectful relationships. NAIDOC Week and National Reconciliation Week are two distinct but important events held each year. 

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. 

Check out the National NAIDOC Website for more information on the history of NAIDOC, and to obtain posters. 

Visit the Victorian NAIDOC website to learn more about the key events taking place during the week, including the NAIDOC Ball and the NAIDOC Awards.




Friday 30 June, 7pm - 9pm


Monday 3 July, 9.30 - 11am  –  Federation Square, Melbourne


Friday 7 July
10.30am pre-March Festival – 11.45am March
Starting: Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Finishing: Federation Square


Saturday 8 July, 6.30pm - 11.30pm
Melbourne Pavilion, 135-157 Racecourse Road, Kensington


Posters are available at Australia Post Stores. Or Online Here


Six Books for NAIDOC Week

Here are three books for primary students and three books for secondary students, each with the resources you need to teach them to your classes.