NAIDOC Week 2024

Published on 01 July 2024

NAIDOC week smoking Ceremony

Celebrate NAIDOC Week: 7 - 14 July

NAIDOC Week is July 7-14. It’s a great time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, leaders and Elders and an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories while participating in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on Earth. 

This year, the theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud. The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Calling for a reclamation of narratives, an amplification of voices, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality, the theme this year invites all Australians to listen, learn, and engage in meaningful dialogue, fostering a society where the wisdom and contributions of Indigenous peoples are fully valued and respected.

You can get involved by joining one of the many NAIDOC Week events in your area.

Flag-raising ceremony

Join the flag-raising ceremony on Monday 8 July 9.30am for a 10am start at the Aboriginal Advancement League at 2, Watt Street, Thornbury.

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The annual NAIDOC March will be taking place on Friday, 12 July at 10am at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services on Nicholson St in Fitzroy. 

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NAIDOC at the Library

Darebin Libraries has created Deadly Reads - a literary celebration of the excellent and important work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors and illustrators. Check out these literary treasures at New Deadly Reads for AdultsNew Deadly Reads for Kids & YouthDeadly Reads for Adults, and Deadly Reads for Kids & Youth. And be sure to join Wurundjeri Storytime on Wednesday 3 July at Preston Library from 2pm – 3pm as part of our School Holiday Program.

NAIDOC Week resources

Check out these great NAIDOC Week educational resources, downloads and brand guidelines and supporting NAIDOC toolkit to help spread the word about NAIDOC Week, its history and themes