This week, the Collingwood Football Club acknowledges the 2023 National NAIDOC Week.
NAIDOC Week is observed in the first week of July each year and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, history, and achievements.
The week is also an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nation's culture and participate in a diversity of celebrations across the country.
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week (July 2 – 9) is ‘For Our Elders’ and calls for recognition and celebration of the vital role Elders have played and continue to play through generations as cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, teachers, survivors, and leaders.
The Collingwood Football Club encourage the Magpie Army to join in the celebration of NAIDOC Week wherever possible.
The following events are open to the public:
Future Women NAIDOC Week Event – Wednesday 5th of July 2023, 7-9am at the Ritz-Carlton Melbourne
AHV NAIDOC Family Day at the Farm – Wednesday 5th of July 2023, 10:30-3pm, Collingwood Children’s Farm
VIC NAIDOC Pride Gala – Thursday 6th of July 2023, 5:45pm-11pm, Fitzroy Town Hall
NAIDOC March – Friday the 7th of July 2023, 10am pre-march activities, 12pm the march commences, meet at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony – Saturday 8th of July 2023, 12:30-1pm, Tower Hill Visitor Centre
NAIDOC Running Festival – Sunday the 9th of July, 10am start, Presidents Park, 370 McGrath Rd, Wyndham Vale
NADIOC Week Hands Art Installations - Sunday 9th of July 2023, 9am-5pm, Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham Library & Emerald Library
NAIDOC Week at Yea Wetlands – Sunday 9th of July 2023, 10am-4pm, Yea Wetlands Discovery Centre
NAIDOC Sun-Day Party – Sunday 9th of July 2023, 1-9pm, ATET, 1 N Wharf Rd, Docklands Vic
Art Exhibition: Reflections on Indigenous Landscapes Photography – Saturday 15th of July 2023, 11am-4pm, West End Art Space
Kids Disco – Thursday 6th of July 2023, 5:30-7:30pm, TAC Pataway
“Ablaze” – NAIDOC Week Film Showcase – Friday 7th of July 2023, 5pm – 6:30, Derwent Valley PCYC Sports Centre Tasmania
NAIDOC Street March – Friday 7th of July 2023, TAC Launceston, 182 Charles Street, Marching to Civic Square
NAIDOC Ball – Friday 7th of July 2023, 6pm, Aboriginal Community and Families at the Tramsheds, Inveresk, Launceston
Sunshine Coast Council NAIDOC Flag Raising 2023 – Wednesday 5th of July, 9am-11:30am, Nambour Library Forecourt Bury Street
Pinangba, NY-KU BYUN Elders Village – Wednesday 5th of July, 9am-3pm, 1 Fisher Street, Cherbourg, 4605
Maryborough NAIDOC Family Fun Day – till Thursday 6th of July, Doonvilla Soccer Club
See the Sapphires at the Outdoor Cinema – Saturday 8th of July, 5:30-9pm, at the Sunshine Coast Stadium
Mapoon NAIDOC Community Day – Saturday 8th of July, 11-3pm, at the Mapoon Arts and Cultural Centre
NAIDOC at Riverlink – till Sunday 9th of July, 10pm, Riverlink Shopping Centre
Indigenous Exhibition - till the 13th of August, 10am -1pm, Quilpie Shire Galley
NAIDOC Week Poster Exhibition - till the 18th of July, 10am-4pm, Ipswich Community Galley
Scottville State School NAIDOC Celebrations – 18th of July, 9-12pm at the Scottville State School
New South Whales
NAIDOC Touch Football – Wednesday 5th of July, 8am-4pm, Benham Reserve, Minto
Community BBQ at Lous Place – Wednesday 5th of July, 12-12:30pm, 67 Renwick St, Redfern
NAIDOC River Walk/Run – Thursday 6th of July 9:30am-2pm, Tench Reserve, Nepean River Penrith
Argyle Housing-Women’s Weaving Circle - Thursday 6th of July, 10am-1pm, Goulburn Multicultural Centre
‘For Our Elders’ Celebration – Friday 7th of July, 10am-2pm, Wingecarribee Aboriginal Community Centre.
Mogo Big Day out – Saturday 8th of July, 10am-4pm, Mogo Oval
NAIDOC Debutante Ball – Saturday 8th of July, 3pm-10pm, Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre
Aboriginal Art Workshop @ Charles Sturt Libraries – Saturday 8th of July, 1-3pm, Ngutungka West Lakes, 9 Charles Street, West Lakes
The Deadly Nannas – Sunday 9th of July, 12-1pm, Pacific Cultures Gallery, Mezzanine Level, the South Australian Museum
Ochre Play Workshop – Monday 10th of July, 10am-10:45pm, Walkerville Town Hall
Australian Capital Territory
NAIDOC Week Last Post Ceremony – Wednesday 5th of July, 4:45-5:30pm, Australian War Memorial
NAIDOC 3x3 Community Hustle – Thursday 6th of July, 1-3pm, 42 Oatley Court, Belconnen Outdoor 3x3 Courts
MEGAfauna afterDARK - till the Friday 7th of July, 5:30-8:30pm, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunie Ross St, Acton
NAIDOC Portraits – 17th of July to the 21st of July for all different age groups, online via Zoom.
MEGAfauna: A walk through time! – till the 30th of July, 8:30-5pm, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Clunie Ross St, Acton
NAIDOC Runway - till Wednesday 5th of July, Goyder Square Palmerston CBD
Tennant Creek Elders NAIDOC Lunch – Wednesday 5th of July, 12-3pm, Jajajari Café Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre, Tennant Creek
Free Priority Screening of ‘The New Boy’ – Wednesday 5th of July, 4-6pm, Alice Springs Cinema
Stories from our Elders – Wednesday 5th of July, 5:30-7pm, NT Library (inside Parliament House)
Family Fun Day – Thursday 6th of July, 10-2pm, Purkiss Reserve
Tennant Creek NAIDOC Gathering and Live Performance – Saturday 8th of July, 12-3pm, Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre, Tennant Creek
Mookaroo Festival – till the 7th of July, True North Block Merriwa Cnr Jenolan Way and Connelly Dve
Virtual Art Exhibition – til the 8th of July, City Libraries and City of Wanneroo Civic Centre
Culture in the Creche – til the 9th of July, Wanneroo Aquamotion Centre
For our elders – til the 9th of July, 10-4pm, Linton and Kay Galleries, 299 Railway Road, Subiaco
Koordak NAIDOC Festival – Saturday 8th of July, 4-8pm, Coolamon Oval Ellenbrook
NAIDOC Week Event – Sunday 9th of July, 2-4pm, Lake Monger Recreation Centre
Noongar inspired scratch art – til the 15th of July, DFES Education and Heritage Centre, 25 Murray St.
Dreamtime and Discovery – 29th of July, 2-3pm, Craigie Leisure Centre.
Bunbury Barbarians Junior Rugby Union Club NAIDOCs Tournament – 15th-16th of July, 8am-4pm, Oval 2, Leschenault Recreation Grounds, Australind
Symbols and Stories – 19th of July, 6-7:30pm, City of Joondulup Library – Whitford.
Arts and Craft Sale – til the 30th of July, Shop 5, South Western Highway, Waroona
For Our Elder’s Exhibition – til the 5th of August, Wanneroo Library