A range of events and exhibitions have been planned, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday). These events celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.
What’s on at UNSW
- For Our Elders: A NAIDOC Week celebration
Ahead of NAIDOC Week 2023, the Kirby Institute and UNSW Medicine & Health are hosting an afternoon tea on Thursday 29 June from 2-4pm on Michael Birt Lawn at UNSW's Kensington campus. Find out more and book tickets
- NAIDOC 2023 Celebrations, hosted by Arc
On Monday 3 July, Arc will host nine events throughout the day, celebrating NAIDOC Week. These include a Smoking Ceremony, Welcome to Country, barbecue, Elders’ Panel, Painting Workshop and lots more. Find out more about these FREE events and register to attend.
- UNSW Galleries presents two First Nations exhibitions
Students and staff can visit two exhibitions of First Nations art and design at UNSW Galleries at the Paddington Campus. barangga: First Nations Design runs from 17 June – 30 July 2023 and Turrangka...in the shadows runs from 12 May – 30 July. In addition, you can register for a lunchtime spotlight tour on Thursday 7 July.
NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony
The premiere event for the week of celebrations is the National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony which showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence.
Previous National NAIDOC Week Award Winners come from many different communities within Australia and have different backgrounds, however they all share remarkable achievements. Read more about previous NAIDOC Week Award Winners.