NAIDOC Week 2022 – Get UP! Stand Up! Show Up!

4 July 2022

NAIDOC 2022 is here, with the important theme this year of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! from Sunday July 3 – Sunday July 10.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is an affirmation and a reminder of the ongoing fight for positive change and the importance of staying strong and connected together.

We also celebrate our Elders who drove and led change in our communities for generations. The Land Rights warriors who met at the Black Theatre in Redfern and planned, strategised, marched and advocated are the heroes who stood up for legislated Land Rights in NSW. The Land Rights Network and communities continue their work, for a positive future for Aboriginal peoples in NSW.

This is most likely the first NAIDOC since COVID-19 arrived in Australia in 2020, where many of us feel more comfortable about going to local events and getting together with family and friends.

NSWALC would love to celebrate together and share your NAIDOC celebrations across the network, so please tag @nswalc with how you’re spending NAIDOC.

Here’s a taste of some NSW events across NAIDOC Week 2022, many organised and hosted by Local Aboriginal Land Councils.

Stay safe and happy across NAIDOC week everyone!

Monday July 4

NAIDOC March, Flag Raising and Community BBQ

10am – 2pm

Hosted by Kempsey Local Aboriginal Land Council

Starts at Kempsey Pool to Services Club Park,  Belgrave St Kempsey

NAIDOC March and Flag Raising

9am – 10am

Civic Park, Newcastle Foreshore, 332 Wharf Rd, Newcastle East

NAIDOC Flag Raising and Morning Tea

10am – 11:30am

Broken Hill City Council

NAIDOC Community March, BBQ and Family Golf Day

10am onwards

Leave from Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council to Yarning Circle

10 Sandon St, Brewarrina

NAIDOC Celebration, Walk and Flag Raising

10am for a 10:30 start

Grant St, outside Ballina RSL Club

Jali Local Aboriginal Land Council Cultural Exhibition

Tuesday July 5

Celebration of Existence March

 9.30am for 10am

Hosted by Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council

Maitland Court House

Then lunch at Mindaribba LALC, Metford

Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day

10am – 3pm

The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford Racecourse

Family Fun Day

11am

Hosted by Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council

Gossamar Park, Leeton

Jarjum NAIDOC Sport and Stall Day

10:30am – 2pm

Saunders Oval, Ballina

Wednesday July 6

Basket weaving with Art by Jess

10am – 12pm

Hosted by Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council

Town Hall, Coonabarabran

Cultural Burn Demonstration

10am – 3:30pm

Locks Lane, Tamworth

Family Fun day

10am – 12pm

Longfields Ovals, Henry St, Qurinidi

Kids WaNay Disco

6pm – 9pm

Hosted by Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council

At Mindaribba LALC

1A Chelmsford Drive, Metford 

Nelson Bay Fun Day

10am – 2pm

Hosted by Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council

Nelson Bay Foreshore

Thursday July 7

Screen-printing with Koori Colours

10am – 12pm

Hosted by Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council

Town Hall, Coonabarabran

Yadhamayi Open Day, BBQ and Entertainment

12pm – 2pm

Hosted by Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council

105 Bathurst St Brewarrina

Darkinjung LALC Family Fun Day

10am – 12pm

Hosted by Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

Tuggerah Sporting Complex, 20 Lake Rd, Tuggerah

NAIDOC Celebration

10am – 2pm

Hosted by Birrigan Gargle Local Aboriginal Land Council

Lions Park, Yamba

Elders Barefoot Bowls

11am – 3pm

Kempsey Macleay Bowling Club, Austral St, Kempsey

Mindaribba LALC -Kids WaNay Disco and Official Opening

5pm – 9pm

55 Aberdare Road, Aberdare

Friday July 8

Darkinjung Annual Golf Day

8am – 2pm

Hosted by Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

Kooindah Waters Golf Course

Sandstone Cave Walk

10am

Hosted by Coonabarabran Local Aboriginal Land Council

Yaminbah Trail, Coonabarabran

Tharawal LALC Family Fun Day

10am – 2pm

Hosted by Tharawal Local Aboriginal Land Council
220 West Parade Couridjah

NAIDOC March and Family Fun Day

10am – 2pm

Viaduct Park, along Peel St, Tamworth

Ends at Bicentennial Park for the Family Fun Day

Contact Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council

Mutawintji Cultural Healing Event

Friday July 8 – Saturday July 9

Hosted by Mutawintji Board of Management/ Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council

Mutawintji National Park

Saturday July 9

Katungul NAIDOC

6pm

Tickets $22: Eventbrite

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

NAIDOC Dinner Dance 18+

6pm – 11pm

Tickets $40

Slim Dusty Centre, South Kempsey

Contact Annette Lawrence on 0432 702 210 regarding tickets

Darkinjung NAIDOC Ball – sold out

From 5pm

Hosted by Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

Mingara Recreation Club, 12-14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi 

NAIDOC Market Day

Contact Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council

Fitzroy St, Tamworth

Broken Hill AFL Indigenous Round

2:30pm

Broken Hill

Jubilee Oval – North vs West and Memorial Oval – South vs Central

NAIDOC Big Day Out Mogo

10am – 2pm

Mogo Oval, 40 Buckenbowra Road Mogo

Sunday July 10

Indigenous All Stars Round and Community Day

Macleay Valley Mustangs

11am-5pm. Kick-off from 12pm.

Verge St Oval Kempsey

Stuarts Point Community Day

10am – 2pm

Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve, Stuarts Point