Free NAIDOC Week Events

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Free NAIDOC Week Events

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JUNE 21, 2023

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NAIDOC Week is approaching fast. To help you make the most of the year's largest celebration of First Nations cultures, here are some events happening in capital cities around the country.

All events listed are free to attend and suitable for all ages and all nationalities. Show up, be respectful and be ready to learn, celebrate and enjoy the beauty of Australia's First Nations Cultures.

This is only a small selection, so be sure to search for events in your area and support your local celebrations! You can find the NAIDOC Committee event guide here

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Gulumoerrgin (Darwin)

The Deadly Cup Carnival
Sunday 2nd July 11:30am - 8:30pm
TRL Stadium

Event Website 

Indigenous All Stars NT Rugby League event featuring cultural performances, cooking demonstrations, kids activities and live music.

Meanjin (Brisbane)

Musgrave Park Family Fun Day

Friday 7th July 9am - 5pm 

Musgrave Park

Event Website 

Long-running and city's largest event featuring live music, cultural dance, food stalls, and local speakers. 

Warrang (Sydney)

NAIDOC In the City

Saturday 8th July 11am-3pm 

Hyde Park

Event Website 

Wander through the different installations set up in Hyde Park to discover food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city. 

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Naarm (Melbourne)

NAIDOC In the City

Friday 7th July 3pm-6pm 

Federation Square   

Event Website 

Family-friendly music and ceremony performances with food, coffee, and market stalls.

Boorloo (Perth)

NAIDOC Week Opening Ceremony

Sunday 2nd July 1pm-5pm 

Wellington Square

Event Website 

Performances by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, with community stalls, children’s activities, traditional food and Elder’s Marquee.

Tarndanya (Adelaide)

Family Fun Day 

Friday 7th July 12pm-4pm 

Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square)

Event Website 

Stall holders with Men’s, Women’s and Elders Zones, plus Kids, Businesses and Fitness area with Food and a Free concert. March to Parliament House leaves at 11am. 

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nipaluna (Hobart)

Flag Raising

Monday 3rd July 1030am 

piyura kitina (Risdon Cove)

Event Website 

Flag raising ceremony for public. Involves climbing a hill to the ceremony spot. 


Community NAIDOC Week Event

Tuesday 4th July 10:30am- 2pm 

Woden Town Square 

Event Website 

A free community event to celebrate the gifts and traditions of First Nations talent with live performances, music and appearances from the Brumbies Rugby team.

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