Date: 03/07/2016 - 10/07/2016

Local community celebrations were held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Find out more about National NAIDOC Week

Vist the Vic NAIDOC website for pics and info about this year's NAIDOC Week events.

Vic NAIDOC hosted keys four events this year:

  • NAIDOC Awards, Friday 1st July, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Korin Gamadji Institute, Richmond Football Club, Punt Road, Richmond
  • Flag Raising Ceremony, Monday 4th July, 2016, 9:30am – 11:00am, Federation Square
  • NAIDOC March, Friday 8th July
  • NAIDOC Ball, Saturday 9th July, 6:30pm - 11:30pm, Crown Palladium, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

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At the 2016 NAIDOC Awards Ceremony, held on Friday 1 July, he Victorian NAIDOC committee announced the 2016 Victorian NAIDOC awardees:

NAIDOC Patron 2016, Robert Thorpe (fifth from left, back row)

Miss NAIDOC 2016, Merinda Dryden (sixth from left, back row)

Mr NAIDOC 2016, Jordan Kamara Edwards (sixth from right, back row)

The inaugural Sports Award 2016, Shantelle Thompson (fifth from right, back row)


L to R: Keith Gove (RecVic Co-Chair), Jordan Edwards, Kath Travis (RecVic Council Member and mother of Jordan), Melinda Dryden, Aileen Traynor (Program Manager, RecVic), Robbie Thorpe.

View this video explaining the significance of the NAIDOC Ball to people

Congratulations to Wiradjuri woman Lani Balzan for her winning entry to the 2016 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

Ms Balzan’s artwork represents all of the Songlines coming together to create our nation. You can see how they criss-cross the land as they run East, West, North, South and diagonally across the country to track the journeys of our ancestors.