NSWALC Regional Event Grants program to support smorgasbord of culture, music and sport

12 July, 2023

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is proud to announce its support for Aboriginal community events across the state.

More than 20 community organisations have been successful in the NSWALC Regional Event Grants program, with events to run over the next financial year. This is the largest number of applications received in the program’s history, and the largest number of applications supported by NSWALC.

“These grants are so important, particularly for rural and regional areas,’’ NSWALC Chairperson Cr Danny Chapman said. “They will showcase our talents in sport and cultural life while also bringing mob together in positive ways.’’

Cr Chapman congratulated all the successful applicants and urged everyone to get behind these community events.

Highlights include Miima Warrabinya (Seeking the Stars) Condo SkyFest at Condobolin, Baiame’s Ngunnhu Festival 2024 at Brewarrina, and the Art for Literacy Series Broken Hill. The popular Tamworth Aboriginal Cultural Showcase and Koori Kids NAIDOC week school initiatives were also successful.

NSWALC Regional Event Grants recipients for 2023-2024

2023 Events

Gumbaynggirr Coffs Coast Raiders Knockout

Toormina (Mid North Coast Region)

Coffs Coast Raiders | Facebook

International Festival of Indigenous Football (Soccer)

Camden South (Sydney/Newcastle Region)

Camden Tigers FC Indigenous Football Program | Facebook

Koori Kids – NAIDOC Week School Initiatives

All NSW Schools

For more information email director@koorikids.com

Art For Literacy Series

Broken Hill (Far West region)

Literacy is Freedom – ALNF

Newcastle Indigenous Netball Carnival

Cooks Hill (Sydney/Newcastle region)

Indigenous Carnival | Newcastle Netball Association

Northern United Rugby League KO

Lismore (North Coast region)

For more information email northernunitedgrants@gmail.com

Kids in Care Cup

Wollongong (Sydney/Newcastle region)

For more information email time_dream@yahoo.com

Naru surf gathering

Coffs Harbour (Mid North Coast region)

For more information email irc@outlook.com.au

Queanbeyan Kanberri Connections Knockout

Queanbeyan (South Coast region)

The Knockout | Queanbeyan Kanberri Connections

Dubbo Rugby League knockout carnival

Dubbo (Central Region)

For more information email dubbowaratahs@gmail.com

Crossroads Community Celebration events

 Moree and Bourke (North Western region)

For more information email manager@desertpeamedia.com

2023 NSW Aboriginal golf championships

St Marys (Sydney/Newcastle region)

Dunheved Golf Club (more information to be available later)

2023 Gandangara Regional Eco Depot Launch

Home | Gandangara

Indigenous Rugby Championships

Medowie (Sydney/Newcastle region)

For more information email irc@outlook.com.au

2024 Events

Please note: some website details will be updated with more information next year.

Tamworth Aboriginal Cultural Showcase

Tamworth (Northern region)

Aboriginal Cultural Showcase — Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council (tamworthlalc.com.au)

Griffith Survival Day

Griffith (Wiradjuri region)

Griffith Local Aboriginal Land Council (GLALC) will have more details closer to the event.

Narwan Eels KO carnival

Armidale (Northern region)

For more information email narwaneels76@gmail.com

Family Fun Cultural Fishing Day

Batemans Bay (South Coast region)

For more information email isaacchat@icloud.com

Miima Warrabinya (Seeking the Stars) Condo SkyFest 2024

Condobolin (Wiradjuri region)

Skyfest | Condo SkyFest | Condobolin NSW

Cooee Festival 2024

Mt Druitt (Sydney/Newcastle region)

HOME | COOEE Festival (cooeensw.org.au)

Baiame’s Ngunnhu Festival 2024

Brewarrina (North Western region)

BAIAME’S NGUNNHU FESTIVAL 2023 — Moogahlin Performing Arts

Collarenebri Bulldogs Rugby League KO

Collarenebri (North Western region)

The Collarenebri Knock Out | Collarenebri Bulldog (collarenebribulldogko.com)

Coomaditchie Lagoon Carp Fishing Competition

Port Kembla (South Coast region)

Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation | Kemblawarra, NSW


We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.