NAIDOC Week 2022

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week 2022 runs from Sunday 3 July to 10 July.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is a great opportunity for people from all walks of life to participate in a range of activities that celebrate and support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, which was the group in the 1990s that organised national celebrations marking a week of remembrance for Australia’s First People and their heritage. The group's acronym has since become the name of the week itself which is commemorated by Councils and local communities throughout Australia.

The National NAIDOC Theme for 2022 is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

In-person events are subject to the Victorian Government's event guidelines and any COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place at the time of the event.

We are committed to building our relationships with First Nations communities and organisations and recognising their invaluable contribution to our City. That’s why we are working in collaboration with key partners to organise a program of events throughout our City to celebrate NAIDOC Week. All events are free and everyone is welcome to participate.

NAIDOC Week 2022 Events Calendar

DateEvent

3 July

NAIDOC Week begins

4 July

Galiamble Book Launch at St Kilda Town Hall Auditorium from 2 pm to 4 pm

5 July

Arts, crafts, cooking and solo musical performances at Access Health from 11.30 am to 3 pm. The day-long event features live music from Monica Weightman and afternoon tea provided by Mabu Mabu

7 July

3-on-3 basketball competition for youth at St Kilda PCYC from 12 pm to 2 pm. There will be prizes and a BBQ.

8 July

Learn about sustainability and looking out for Mother Earth, while engaging in a movement session that introduces conversations about the original landowners with Wayapa Sustainability from 10.30 am to 11.30 am at St Kilda Library.

9 July

South Melboune Market solo performances by Kiwat Kennell and Olivia Meg

  • Kiwat Kennell performs at 12 pm to 12.30 pm at Cecil Street and 1 pm to 1.30 pm at Coventry Street
  • Olivia Meg performs at 12 pm to 12.30 pm at Coventry Street and 1 pm to 1.30 pm at Cecil Street

10 July

South Melboune Market solo performances by Canisha Clemmet-Kennedy and Darren Clinch

  • Canisha Clemmet-Kennedy performs at 12 pm to 12.30 pm at Cecil Street and 1 pm to 1.30 pm at Coventry Street
  • Darren Clinch performs at 12 pm to 12.30 pm at Coventry Street and 1 pm to 1.30 pm at Cecil Street

10 July

NAIDOC Week ends

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