NAIDOC Week is an annual week-long celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements in the first week of July every year (Sunday to Sunday). In 2024, NAIDOC Week is 7 - 14 July.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Keep the Fire Burning: Blak, Loud and Proud’ points us to the important opportunity to reflect on the strength of First Nations leadership and ways we can all be involved in keeping the fire burning for justice, truth and hope. It also “celebrates the unyielding spirit of our communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.” NAIDOC Week Committee 

As we approach 2024 NAIDOC Week celebrations in this post-Voice referendum year we hold to the call in Hebrews 10:23-25 to consider how we can spur one another onto love and good deeds in our communities. 

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10: 23-25

We are inspired by the resilience and tenacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Their encouragement to not give up, to engage, and join their efforts to bring urgent change through justice, truth-telling, treaty and genuine relationship.  Non-Indigenous Australians can support by showing up, by listening, learning, and amplifying First Nations voices - this is how we add logs to the fire. May we take actions together to keep the flame of justice, truth and hope burning so all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, now and into the future, are safe, free and flourishing. 

As we celebrate this year we also acknowledge the Woomera Sovereign Embassy, their fight for justice and freedom across Queensland, and their calls since 2012 to ‘Keep the Fire Burning’.

This NAIDOC Week join us in this important opportunity to engage and celebrate with your local community, connect with your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and reflect on the role non-Indigenous community have to stand in solidarity to keep the fire burning - resourcing, equipping and creating space to encourage First Nations people to be blak, loud and proud.

 Explore ideas and ways you can engage and take action with your communities below. 


Support and attend NAIDOC Week events in your local area.

A list of NAIDOC Week events in every capital city is available here - we will continue updating this list in the lead up to NAIDOC Week celebrations. You can also search a list of NAIDOC Week community events in other locations on the NAIDOC Week website here.


Join us in prayer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice this NAIDOC Week.

Join in prayer led by Safina Stewart, proud Wuthathi and Mabuiag Island woman and Common Grace's Relationships and Storytelling Coordinator, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to keep the fire burning, and prayer for the church to continue working together for truth and justice. Read Safina's prayer here.

Explore further prayer resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice here


Take this opportunity to learn about Aboriginal Christian Leaders of the past - leaders that continue to inspire us and make us proud!

We shared about these amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders of the past as part of our 2022 NAIDOC Week celebrations.


Explore how your church and faith community can share an Acknowledgement of Country in your service or events.

Acknowledgement of Country is a respectful and honouring practice that acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples who were placed by God as Traditional Custodians on the lands you are on.

Explore Common Grace's Acknowledgement of Country guidelines and examples


Can you join us in helping pursue justice, healing, and flourishing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? 

Give to Common Grace’s Aboriginal Justice Appeal to help empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders to lead our movement and equip followers of Jesus to listen deeply, advocate for truth-telling and justice, and promote flourishing for all First Nations peoples.

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What are your next steps in our ongoing journey of walking together in friendship towards healing and justice for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters?

Take Action for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander justice by joining us at Common Grace's 'Let Justice Flow' Conference, being held on Ngunnawal & Ngambri Country, in Canberra 16-18 November, 2024. 

This Conference is a unique opportunity to come together with Christians from across denominations and backgrounds, and delve into crucial matters concerning First Nations and climate justice. During this conference there will be opportunities to deeply listen to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leaders and gain insights and tools necessary to engage with our nation's political leaders, advocating for tangible actions to see justice flow across Australia and beyond.

Find out more and book your Ticket today


Common Grace Justice Webinars

In the lead up to our 'Let Justice Flow' Conference, Common Grace is hosting four key webinars, featuring guest speakers to engage our movement of Common Grace in listening deeply and learning more about key justice issues. 

You are invited to join us for one, or all four of these pre-conference webinars, being held online between July and October. Two of these webinars are focused around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice - 'Keeping Indigenous Children Safe, Free and Flourishing in the Context of #RaiseTheAge' and 'Promoting Deep Listening and a Community Development Approach in Aboriginal Policy Making'.

Find out more and register for the webinars today

We would love to hear how you celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024. Share your reflections and stories with us at [email protected] or tag us social media @commongraceaus




The beautiful artwork used for our 2024 NAIDOC Week graphics were designed by Artist Safina Stewart, proud Wuthithi and Mabuiag Island woman.   

Find our more about the history of NAIDOC Week and explore how Common Grace has engaged in previous years here