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


South Australia

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


Northen Territory

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


Western Australia

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