NAIDOC Week 2019

7 July, 2019

This year's NAIDOC theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's work together for a shared future.

Voice, treaty and truth are three key elements of the reforms proposed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. NSWALC was proud to be part of the consensus behind the statement and we believe that advancing voice, treaty and truth through a First Nations Voice to Parliament and a Makarrata Commission is essential for our shared future.

NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our communities.

Here is a list of activities happening in Zones across the state to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

For more information about the NAIDOC theme and events in your community, visit:

 Eastern Zone

Saturday 6 July

NAIDOC Surfing Comp - La Perouse LALC
Maroubra Beach, Maroubra

Monday 8 July

Flag Raising & Street March - Worimi LALC
9:00am - 11:30am
Raymond Terrace Cenotaph, Raymond Terrace

Flag Raising - Gandangara LALC
Fairfield City Council Chambers, 86 Avoca Road, Wakeley

Tuesday 9 July

NAIDOC Family Fun Day - ABSEC
10:00am - 3:00pm
Steel Park, 531-565 Illawarra Road,  Marrickville

Westlakes NAIDOC Family Fun Day - NAIDOC Westlakes
10:00am - 3:00pm
Toronto Foreshore, Victory Parade, Toronto

Be the Change Indigenous Careers Expo - Girls Academy
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Friday 12 July

Family Fun Day - Tharawal LALC
10:00am - 3:00pm
Tharawal LALC, 220 West Parade, Couridjah

Eora NAIDOC Community Day - Metropolitan LALC
10:00am - 4:00pm
Redfern Park, Redfern Street, Redfern

Saturday 13 July

NAIDOC in the City - City of Sydney Council
11:00am - 3:00pm
Hyde Park, Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Sunday 14 July

Burramatta NAIDOC - Parramatta City Council
9:00am - 5:00pm
Parramatta Park, corner Pitt & Macquarie Streets, Parramatta

Monday 15 July

Speaking in Colour - Aboriginal Cultural Workshops - Mindaribba LALC
9:30am - 1:45pm
Mindaribba LALC, 1A Chelmsford Drive, Metford

 Far Western Zone

Saturday 6 July

Indigenous Round - Broken Hill AFL
West v. South - Alma Oval, Broken Hill
North v. Central - Jubilee Oval, Broken Hill

Sunday 7 July

Top End Wedding (free screening) - Warra Warra & WDVCAS
12:00 - 2:00pm
Silver City Cinema, 49 Oxide Street, Broken Hill

Monday 8 July

Flag Raising Ceremony
Broken Hill Civic Centre, 31 Chloride Street, Broken Hill

BBQ lunch - Legal Aid/FWCLC WDVCAS
123 Community Hub, 123 Creedon Street, Broken Hill

Tuesday 9 July

Breakfast - Compass Housing
123 Community Hub, 123 Creedon Street, Broken Hill;

BBQ lunch - Broken Hill Hospital
Broken Hill Hospital, 176 Thomas Street, Broken Hill

Afternoon tea - Mission Australia
2:00 - 4:00pm
Mission Australia, 125 Chloride Street, Broken Hill

Wednesday 10 July

Morning tea - Neami Broken Hill
Neami Broken Hill, Old War Vets Road, Thomas Street entrance, Broken Hill

Arts and crafts - Headspace
Headspace, 231 Blende Street, Broken Hill

Forum - Lifeline
4:00 - 7:00pm
Musicians Club, 276 Crystal Street, Broken Hill

Thursday 11 July

Morning tea - Maari Ma Health
Maari Ma Health, 428 Argent Street, Broken Hill 

Zine Session - Broken Hill Library/Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Broken Hill Library, 245/249 Blende Street, Broken Hill

Plaque unveiling/afternoon tea - Broken Hill LALC
Broken Hill LALC, 84 Oxide Street, Broken Hill

Cultural art activity & BBQ dinner - Broken Hill LALC
Centre for Community, Broken Hill

Friday 12 July

Morning tea - Royal Flying Doctor Service
RFDS hangar, Broken Hill Airport, Airport Road, Broken Hill

Lunch - Uniting
UnitingCare, 265 Oxide Street, Broken Hill

PCYC Disco
58 Gypsum Street, Broken Hill

Saturday 13 July

Far West NAIDOC Ball
Broken Hill Civic Centre, 31 Chloride Street, Broken Hill

 Southern Zone

Saturday 6 July

National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony - National NAIDOC Committee
National Convention Centre, 31 Constitution Avenue, Canberra

Sunday 7 July

Brungle Tumut LALC will host a Smoking Ceremony and Spiritual Gathering at 11am in BILA Park

Monday 8 July

Creating Cooinda - connecting community with culture - Wollongong Emergency Family Housing
10:30am - 1:30pm
McCabe Park, Church Street, Wollongong

Brungle Tumut LALC will host a flag raising and official opening of the BTLALC Building, followed by a morning tea. Starts at 10am. 55 Merrivale Street

Tuesday 9 July

Horses for Courses NAIDOC Training Day with Scott Brodie. Looking for 20 Local Aboriginal people 18-55 years of age to join with NOWRA LALC in a 1 day 'Horse Training' experience with Scott Brodie. (No experience necessary). Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council UAM Site, 59 Beinda St Bomaderry. Meet at Main office 8.30am.

Brungle Tumut LALC will host a community morning tea at Cooee Cottage from 10am

Wednesday 10 July

Young NAIDOC Week will have Entertainment, Art Demo's, Bush Tucker and a range of activities at the YOUNG PCYC, Lachlan St, Young from 10:30am - 2:30pm. Special request to wear red, yellow and/ or black if possible!

Brungle Tumut LALC will host a Book Presentation followed by morning team from 11am at the TAFE

Thursday 11 July

Nowra LALC hosting a Fancy Dress kids disco at the UAM Meeting Shed. For kids under 12 - must be accompanied by an adult. 6pm - 9pm. 59 Beinda St, Bomaderry

There will be a Gundagai Family Day with a flag raising at Mirrabooka. It includes storytelling and a morning tea from 9:30am

The Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council will host a Family Fun Day from 11am-2pm at Gossamer Park

Friday 12 July

NOWRA LALC hosting a movie night at the UAM Meeting Shed. Screening "Bran Nue Dae" and "The Sapphires". 6pm - 10:30pm. 59 Beinda St, Bomaderry

There will be a morning tea at the Brungle Health Centre from 11am. This will be followed by yarning with elders from 12noon-2pm

 Northern Zone

Tuesday 9 July

Street March & Family Day - Ashford LALC
11:30am - 6:00pm
Ashford LALC, Albury Street, Ashford

NAIDOC Community Market - Bunyah LALC

Wednesday 10 July

Gumbaynggirr Storytime - Coffs Harbour LALC
10:00am onwards
Coffs Harbour Library, corner Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour

Thursday 11 July

Urunga Family Fun Day - Coffs Harbour LALC
10:00am - 1:00pm
Urunga Neighbourhood Centre, 34 Bonville Street. Urunga

Family Fun Day - Birpai LALC
10:00am - 2:00pm
Port Macquarie Race Club. Port Macquarie

Friday 12 July

Grace Roberts 2019 Community Development Awards - Coffs Harbour City Council
5:30 - 9:00pm
CX Club, 2-6 Vernon Street, Coffs Harbour

NAIDOC on the Plateau - Dorrigo Plateau LALC
9:00am - 3:30pm
Dorrigo Primary School, 2 Hickory Street, Dorrigo

Amazing Race - Coonabarabran LALC

 Western Zone

Friday 5 July

Coonamble Community NAIDOC Day - Coonamble LALC
Coonamble Showground, 9565 Castlereagh Highway, Coonamble

Monday 8 July

NAIDOC Week activities for families - Wellington LALC
10:00am - 2:00pm
WINS Community Centre, 27 Swift Street, Wellington

Friday 12 July

NAIDOC Dinner - Narromine LALC
Narromine USMC, 58 Dandaloo Street, Narromine


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.