NAIDOC Week 2024 in Yarra

Sunday 07 July 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024

Wurundjeri dancer Luke Gardiner (Jindi-Worabak dance troupe) performs at Smith Street Dreaming Festival 2014. Photo Anthony Ket.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024 in Yarra with events for the whole family centred around this year’s theme ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’.

Sunday 7 July marks the start of NAIDOC Week, celebrating the world’s oldest continuous living history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

This year’s NAIDOC theme 'Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud' represents an unapologetic celebration of identity.

Join us as we celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements and build a brighter future for both First Peoples and non-Indigenous Victorians.


NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony 

Monday 8 July 
8.30am to 10am 
Fed Square, Melbourne 

The event honours continued connection to culture, country and language of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country and a one minute silence in honour of Aboriginal Elders who have passed to the dreaming in the last year and for all ancestors who have fought for the survival of Aboriginal people and culture.

NAIDOC Family Day at Collingwood Children’s Farm

Wednesday 10 July 
10.30am to 3pm 
Collingwood Children’s Farm - 18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Aboriginal Housing Victoria’s NAIDOC Family Day at the Farm is back for 2024! The much-loved community event will feature traditional crafts, live music, dance, an art show, a raffle and library storytelling.  

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung will undertake ceremonies to invite people through a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.    

FREE. Book your spot.

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) NAIDOC week celebration

Thursday 11 July 
2pm to 6pm 
17/23 Sackville Street (off Smith Street), Collingwood

VACCHO is the peak representative for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria. VACCHO have 33 member Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations providing support to over 65,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the state. VACCHO lead and support Aboriginal Community Control and the broader health and social services sector to deliver transformative health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal communities in Victoria.

Come celebrate NAIDOC week with live music, food and promotional stalls on offer.

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) Annual NAIDOC March

Friday 12 July 
Meet at 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 

This march begins at 186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy. Participants are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the celebrations, which include face painting for kids and NAIDOC merchandise available for purchase.

VAHS invites everyone, including councils, organisations, and businesses, to join the march. The route includes the Fig Tree on top of Gertrude Street, the Pastor Sir Doug and Lady Nicholls statue, and concludes at Parliament House.

FREE. No bookings required.

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Date and time:
Sunday 07 July 2024 - Sunday 14 July 2024