A full list of NAIDOC Week events to enjoy in 2022

A full list of NAIDOC Week events to enjoy in 2022
A full list of NAIDOC Week events to enjoy in 2022

From July 3 through to the 10th, Australia celebrates NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Each year, the week has a designated theme, and in 2022 this is ‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!,’ with the meaning behind it intended to ‘encourages everyone to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.’ As part of the week, there are many NAIDOC Week events in 2022 to partake in, enjoy and immerse yourself in cultures. Here, we’ve rounded up a selection of NAIDOC Week events in 2022 for you to enjoy across Australia.

NSW

Sydney NAIDOC Ball (Sydney, New South Wales) 

At Centennial Hall on July 9, Koori Radio presents the Sydney NAIDOC Ball for 2022, a formal night of First Nations song and dance. Hosted by Bee Cruise and Munki Muk, it is an affair not to be missed if in New South Wales.

Rights and Freedoms NAIDOC Tour (Sydney, New South Wales) 

Ongoing from July 5th, explore the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Cadi Jam Ora Garden and learn more about the perseverance and resistance of First Nations peoples in their fight for sovereignty, freedom and justice.

WA

NAIDOC Week Movie Night (Perth, Western Australia)

For the film buffs amongst us, a night at the drive in is always a fun affair and this NAIDOC week you can enjoy a film under the stars at the Tom Price Drive Inn.

NAIDOC Perth Awards (Perth, Western Australia) 

Recognising outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the NAIDOC Perth Awards are an affair to celebrate those in the community who have made their mark, from local businesses and organisations across Perth. 

VIC

Future Women Celebrates Naidoc Week (Melbourne, Victoria)

In Melbourne, Future Women look ahead and honour the past in conversation with a panel of First Nations women, including Executive General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy at the AFL, Tanya Hosch, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service CEO, Nerita Waight, lawyer and Co-Chair of the Uluru Youth Dialogue, Bridget Cama, and writer, director and National NAIDOC Committee member, Kimberley Benjamin,

NAIDOC Week Market at the Arts Centre (Melbourne, Victoria)

A precinct always alive and awash with colour, enjoy the NAIDOC Week markets this weekend at the Arts Centre showcasing pieces from First Nations businesses including Clothing the Gaps, Haus of Dizzy and The Koori Circle. 

SA

NAIDOC Week Through the Years Exhibition (Adelaide, South Australia)

Curated by the City of Adelaide, enjoy a nostalgic collection of NAIDOC Week posters from 1972 through to 2022, displaying decades of growth and change for First Australians. 

Music in the Community (Adelaide, South Australia) 

Enjoy performances from Scott Rathman Jnr, a descendant of the Arrernte people of central Australia, who has performed and worked as a songwriter for more than 13 years, alongside being a leader in the community. 

QLD

Sense the Connection Workshop (Brisbane, Queensland)

Hosted by First Nations caretaker and chef, Kieron Anderson, immerse yourself in cultural knowledge and learn about bush tucker in a workshop that connects you with Indigenous culture.

NAIDOC Wild Foods And Cultural Festival (South Queensland, Queensland)

Taking place in Southern Queensland, the third edition of the Wild Foods and Cultural Festival features a line up of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists performing, alongside a slew of delicious food vendors.

ACT

Canberra Community NAIDOC Event in The Square (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The Canberra community are invited to come together to celebrate NAIDOC Week on Tuesday, July 6, to enjoy live music, art workshops and delicious food stalls in the Woden Town Square, expected to be a memorable day out. 

NAIDOC in the North (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) 

Presented by the Belconnen Arts Centre, NAIDOC in the North is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through story, song and art. 

TAS

NAIDOC Mystery Cultural Tour (Hobart, Tasmania) 

The instructions for the Mystery Cultural Tour are vague, but lead us to believe that is part of its allure. Simply bring a packed lunch and arrive by 9AM Tuesday July 8 at the AHS Centre and be prepared for a sensory experience. 

Burnie NAIDOC Week Film Showcase (Hobart, Tasmania) 

Presented by Reconciliation Tasmania, enjoy a screening of Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow, a cinematic reinvention of the legendary concert which first premiered in 2004. 

NT

Community Fun Day (Darwin, Northern Territory) 

A highlight on the calendar of NAIDOC Week in Darwin is the community fun day, coordinated by Life Without Barriers and supported by Larrakia Nation. Expect a day of cultural learnings and community bonding with heart. 

NAIDOC Breakfast, March and Speakers (Darwin, Northern Territory) 

The major community event of Darwin’s NAIDOC Week events is the Breakfast, March and Speakers event. All are invited to enjoy a breakfast at 8am (location TBC) on July 16 followed by a march through the CBD at 10am where all are encouraged to wear Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colours. 

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