Fri, Jun. 29, 2018The 2018 Victorian NAIDOC Awards will be on Friday 29th June – If you think you could be the 2018 Miss or Mr NAIDOC, NAIDOC Patron or NAIDOC Sportsperson, you know someone who should win the award, or just want to be a part of the awards ceremony, please let NAIDOC know.
Sun, Jul. 1, 2018This is a particular day of significance for Torres Strait Islander people. It marks the day the London Missionary Society first arrived in the Torres Strait. The missionaries landed at Erub Island on 1 July 1871. Religious and cultural ceremonies are held by Torres Strait Islander Christians across the Torres Strait and on the mainland to commemorate this day.
Jul. 1 - 8, 2018NAIDOC Week is observed from the first to the second Sunday in July. NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievement of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC was originally ‘National Aboriginal and Islanders’ Day Observance Committee’. This week is celebrated not just in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities but also increasingly in government agencies, schools, local councils and workplaces.
Mon, Jul. 2, 2018 9:30am — 11:00amThe annual Flag Raising Ceremony officially marks the beginning of NAIDOC Week. It brings members of the community together to publicly commemorate the importance of NAIDOC week. 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 moment of silence for our people who have gone before us. NAIDOC week is...
Thu, Jul. 5, 2018 All DayThe history-rich pride night was reborn and brought back to it’s best, proudly becoming an official event in 2017 – Victoria being the first committee in the country to officially celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with a stand alone event. The aim of the night is to invite members of the LGBTQIA community to display their creativity and leadership over the night with their choice of a performance. Come...
Fri, Jul. 6, 2018 10:00am — 3:00pmThis year the March starts at 8am with a pre-march festival, with the March at 11.45am. The March will start at Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) on Nicholson Street Fitzroy. We expect to finish at Federation Square between 1:30pm an 2:00pm. All supportive people, councils, organisations and businesses are welcome to march. Go to the VAHS at 10:30am for a feed and refreshments, make banners, get the kids’...
Sat, Jul. 7, 2018 6:30pm — 11:30pmhe NAIDOC Ball is one event on the NAIDOC calendar not to be missed. An exciting line up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entertainment. There are 2 levels of ticketing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Corporate / Government Arrive for pre drinks and entertainment, followed by a three-course dinner. Please email[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] for more information.
The Spot, Copland Theatre, 198 Berkeley
Thu, Jul. 12, 2018 6:00pm — 7:30pmProfessor Hugh Taylor will be presenting the Jean McCaughey oration on Closing the Gap for Vision. His oration speaks to improving the coordinated provision of Indigenous eye care services and how lessons learned can improve provision of other specialist services. Register here or to find out more about this event.
Sat, Aug. 4, 2018 All DayNational Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NAICD) is celebrated on 4 August and was established by Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care in 1988. Each year SNAICC has a theme for Children’s Day to highlight significant issues, concern or hope for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.
Thu, Aug. 9, 2018 All DayThe United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on 9 August each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that Indigenous peoples make to improve world issues such as environment protection.