Across the country, in every state and territory, hundreds of events are being held to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

One of the best ways you can get involved in NAIDOC Week and engage with your local Aboriginal community is to commit to attending one of these events, joining together with hundreds of others as we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Below are a list of NAIDOC Week events in every capital city. This is not an exhaustive list, and there are many events happening in other cities, and regional and rural areas, so please take time to find out what events are happening in your local area (tip: Search NAIDOC Week events on the NAIDOC website here, and Facebook is a good place to find NAIDOC Events). We will be updating this webpage in the lead up to NAIDOC Week, 2-9 July. 


Sydney / Warrane, NSW

NAIDOC in the City 

Saturday 8th July, 11am - 3pm

Hyde Park

NAIDOC in the City is a free celebration of the world’s longest living cultures – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Take a stroll through Hyde Park north to discover food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city.

Facebook Event


NAIDOC Week 2023

Wednesday 5th July, 10am - 2pm

Doonside Cottage

Celebrate NAIDOC week 2023. BACC, Ngroo and Blacktown City Council, celebrate with the community at Doonside cottage with a wide range of cultural activities, entertainment and food.



NAIDOC at NCIE Community Day 

Monday 3rd July, 10am - 12:30pm

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Redfern

NAIDOC at NCIE celebrates our Elders with a public event catering to 2,000+ Community members. Our doors open at 10. There will be a Welcome to Country and Smoking ceremony at 11 followed by live music on our stage, DJs, Koori Radio Outside Broadcast, Tribal Warrior art and dance workshops, inflatable obstacle courses, Elders lunch, Oz tag & 3x3 basketball, food trucks and a sausage sizzle.



Brisbane / Meanjin, QLD

Musgrave Park Family Fun Day

Friday 7th July

Musgrave Park, South Brisbane

Musgrave Park Family Fun Day delivers family friendly festival of live entertainment and activities that showcase aspects of First Nations People, culture and heritage; through performing arts, education, traditional foods, arts and crafts, to contemporary aspects promoted by Indigenous Entrepreneurs.



NAIDOC Wild Foods & Cultural Festival - Spirits of the Red Sand

Sunday 2nd July 

Oxley Creek Common

Featuring a talented lineup of singers, cultural performers, artist stalls and bush tucker tastings, the fourth annual 'Wild Foods & Cultural Festival' has moved from Beenleigh to Sherwood Road, Rocklea (next to the Rocklea Markets) this NAIDOC Week.

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Mindle Bygul Aboriginal Corporation NAIDOC Day

Saturday 22nd July

Apex Park, Deception Bay (Gubbi Gubbi Country)

Welcome to Country, Elders tent, Uncle Roger Knox, Gibbah Gunyah Dancers, side show alley! and loads of free activities

Event Page

Melbourne / Naarm, VIC

Vic NAIDOC 2023 Annual Flag Raising Ceremony

Monday 3rd July

The annual Flag Raising Ceremony officially marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week in Victoria. The event honours continued connection to culture, country, and language of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country and a moment of silence for our people who have gone before us.

For more details visit the Vic NAIDOC website


Vic NAIDOC 2023 March

Friday 7th July, 10am

Join us at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) from 10:00 am. Make your banner for the march, get the kids face painted, and enjoy the entertainment! Vic NAIDOC merchandise will be available to purchase. The march leaves from VAHS on Nicholson Street, Fitzroy at 12:00 pm. We welcome all people, councils, organisations, and businesses to come and march with us. We will march past, Fig Tree on top of Gertrude Street, Pastor Sir Doug and Lady Nicholls statue, Parliament House, corner of Bourke & Swanston, corner of Flinders & Swanston Street

For more details visit the Vic NAIDOC website


Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation NAIDOC

Sunday 2nd July, 3pm-5pm

Community Event with Welcome to Country, Musical Performance by Scott Darlow, Kids Activities, Koorie Market Stalls and Afternoon Tea

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Dandenong Flag Raising ceremony

Monday 3rd July, 10am

62 Stud Road Dandenong



Canberra, ACT

Canberra Community NAIDOC Week event

Tuesday 4th July, 10:30am - 2pm

Woden Town Square and Woden Library

A free community event that will give people an opportunity to witness and experience the gifts and traditions of our First Nations brothers and sisters. We will have Tahalianna Soward, Uncle Johnny Huckle, Alinta Barlow and members of the Brumbies Rugby team.

Adelaide / Tarndanya, SA

NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day

7th July, 11am - 3:30pm

Join us at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) as we march to Parliament House. The NAIDOC March will leave Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square). Celebrations will follow at the family fun day at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) with over 40 stall holders from Government and Non-Government organisations, Men’s Zone, Women’s Zone, Elders Zone, Be Active Zone, Small Business Zone and Children’s Zone, Food and free concert.


Perth / Boorloo, WA

2023 NAIDOC Week Perth Opening Ceremony

Sunday 2nd July, 1pm – 5pm

Wellington Square

The event will feature continuous performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and performers. There will be community stalls, children’s activities, traditional food and Elder’s Marquee.



Mookaroo Festival

Friday, 7th July, 10am-2pm

True North, Merriwa

Free community event showcasing Indigenous performers, stall holders and community services. Free entertainment, food and kids activities.

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Mirrabooka NAIDOC Cultural Celebration 2023

Thursday 6th July, 10am – 4:30pm

38 Ashbury Crescent, Mirrabooka

Join the Mirrabooka NAIDOC Committee and our Elders in celebrating NAIDOC Week. Featuring a packed program of ceremony, entertainment, activities and some free tucker, there will be something for all ages to enjoy. We would love to see you there!



Darwin / Gulumerrdgen, NT

Woolworths NAIDOC Gala Ball and Awards Ceremony

Saturday 8th July, 6pm - 11pm

Darwin Convention Centre

Larrakia Nation website


Hobart / nipaluna, TAS

Flag Raising

Monday 3rd July, 11am

piyura kitina/Risdon Cove


Cultural Day and Activities

Tuesday 4th July, 12:30pm

piyura kitina/Risdon Cove 

For more information about NAIDOC Week events across Lutruwita / Tasmania go to the Tasmania Aboriginal Centre website


Newcastle / Awabakal Country, NSW

NAIDOC Week 2023: ‘For our Elders’ Prayer Service

Sunday 2nd July, 1pm - 4:30pm

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton

You are invited to join us at our 2023 NAIDOC Week Prayer Service, held in collaboration with local Aboriginal and faith communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from local Elders, including Canon Aunty Dianne Langham who will lead us through a special reflection.

Eventbrite Event


Awabakal Newcastle NAIDOC

Monday 3rd July

Flag raising at Civic Park, 9am

March from Civic Park to Newcastle Foreshore 

With country legend Uncle Roger Knox


Central Coast / Darkinjung Country, NSW

NAIDOC Event @ Mingaletta

Friday 7th July, 10am - 3pm

Mingaletta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation

6 Sydney Avenue, Umina

Mingaletta is excited to announce we will be hosting a NAIDOC Event July 7, 2023 @ 10am. Enjoy celebrating and sharing our culture through a traditional Welcome and Smoking Ceremony followed by a free bbq, live music, traditional weaving, face painting, jumping castle and much more.

Event Page


Tennant Creek / Jurnkkurakurr, NT

Tennant Creek NAIDOC March

Monday, 3rd July, 9am - 10am

Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre