NAIDOC Week 2022 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

29 June 2022

NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place across Australia from 3-10 July, embodying this year's theme - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

This year the National NAIDOC Committee is calling for everyone to "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and to keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, and our communities."

Each year NAIDOC week grows in size and depth of celebrations. A list of some of the events happening throughout South Eastern NSW and the ACT can be found below.

Please note* due to recent weather some events may be postponed or subject to change. For further information about the specific events please follow the relevant links.


Illawarra Shoalhaven

Coomaditchie NAIDOC art exhibition 

2 - 9 July 

The Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal organisation dedicated to raising the esteem, pride and dignity of young Aboriginal people in their Aboriginal culture and heritage.

The Coomaditchie Artists' Co-operative is a vital part of our organisation, comprised of a group of Aboriginal people who love to paint and create artworks. We are East Coast Saltwater People and our work reflects the colours and images of our environment - the South Coast of New South Wales.

Where: Commaditchie Tennis Hall

Time: 10am - 3pm

Contact: (02) 4274 7477

Shellharbour City Council NAIDOC community day

4 July 

The community event will feature live music and dance, free sausage sizzle, cultural experiences, Koori games, craft workshops, art exhibitions and more. 

Gumaraa, will also be joining us for the event. Gumaraa is an an Aboriginal cultural experience and education company that delivers authentic Indigenous experiences for all, based on the traditions of the Dharawal and Yuin Nation. You can find out more here.

Where: Shellharbour Civic Centre

Time: 11am - 2pm


Green Street NAIDOC event 

5 July 

Where: Park opposite Warrawong Community Centre, Greene Street

Time: 10am - 1pm

Contact: 0427 119 348 

Shoalhaven NAIDOC family fun day


This event has been postponed due to bad weather. The local NAIDOC committee are planning to reschedule the event for the next school holiday period with the date to be confirmed over the coming weeks.

Please visit the Shoalhaven NAIDOC fun day Facebook page for future updates about the event!

Where: Nowra Showground

CareWays NAIDOC celebration

7 July 

Join CareWays Community for their NAIDOC Week celebration. This free family and community day includes:

  • Welcome to Country

  • Smoking Ceremony

  • Performance and workshop by Gumaraa

  • BBQ Lunch

  • Reptile Show

  • Visits from sports teams

  • Stalls from local organisations

No need to register, just come down and enjoy the festivities! Click here for more information.

Where: Koonawarra Community Centre 

Time: 10am - 2pm

Contact: 4261 8426 or email

Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service NAIDOC event

Postponed 5 October

Due to bad weather, this event has been postponed until 5 October. Please visit the IAMS Facebook page for future updates.

Join the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service for their NAIDOC Week event. This FREE family and community day includes local food, show rides and entertainment including special performances by the Doonooch Dance Group and Torres Strait Islander Dance Group. Check out the flyer here!

Where: Dapto Showground, Ribbonwood side

Time: 10am - 2:00pm

Contact: (02) 4229 9495



Eurobodalla NAIDOC Week flag-raising ceremony

4 July 

Join the local community for the Aboriginal Flag-raising ceremony to acknowledge the local Aboriginal community and celebrate the commencement of NAIDOC Week 2022. 

Aunty Trish Ellis, the Chair of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, will deliver the official Welcome to Country before Muladha Gamara conducts the smoking ceremony and traditional dance. The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Alison Worthington, will then give a brief speech followed by the flag-raising ceremony.

You can then join us for morning tea in the chambers. All members of the community are welcome to attend! Find out more here.

Where: Moruya Council Chambers (on the lawns in front of the Council Chambers)

Time: 11am - 12pm


Moruya NAIDOC Week outdoor art workshop

5 July 

Join Walbunja Aboriginal Elder Loretta Parsley, founder of Doolagarl Dreaming, for an outdoor art workshop marking NAIDOC Week 2022.

Attendees will paint wooden cut-outs depicting totems significant to local culture and symbols reflecting the NAIDOC Week theme. Share a morning of cultural knowledge and creativity in a beautiful natural setting. Find out more here.

Where: Moruya Library gardens

Time: 10am - 1pm

Katungal Batemans Bay NAIDOC Week community day

6 July 

Find out more here.

Where: Hanging Rock Oval, Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

Time: 10am - 2pm


Katungal NAIDOC awards night 

9 July 

The 2022 NAIDOC Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions and achievements of local Aboriginal people, groups, and organisations in a range of fields including, sport, employment, service delivery, culture, community service, and education. Find out more here.

Where: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

Tickets: $20

Contact: 0491 065 335 to book


NAIDOC big day out 

9 July 

Join the Mogo NAIDOC committee for a Big Day Out to celebrate NAIDOC! There will be:

  • traditional opening ceremony

  • live music

  • carnival rides, jumping castle obstacle course

  • cultural dancing and activities

  • arts and crafts.

Make sure you rug up for cold weather and bring along a chair as there is limited seating. Find out more here.

Where: Mogo Oval, 40 Buckenbowra Road, Mogo

Time: 10am - 2pm


Far South Coast

Katungal Bega LALC NAIDOC day Bega

7 July 

Find out more here.

Where: Bega Showground Pavilion

Time: 10am - 3pm

Katungal NAIDOC Week event Narooma

7 July 

Find out more here.

Where: Bill Smith Oval, Narooma

Time: 10am - 2pm


Queanbeyan-Palerang and Canberra 

Johnny Huckle - Wombat Wobble Show

1 July 

As part of NAIDOC Week, award-winning singer-songwriter Johnny Huckle will perform his show, the Wombat Wobble. This performance is music, fun and storytelling for little people. Recommended for ages 3-6. Johnny is a descendant of the Wiradjuri Nation, born in Condobolin and raised on the ‘Murie’ Aboriginal reserve. Find out more here.

Where: Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan

Time: 10am - 10:45am

Roger Knox NAIDOC show

2 July 

Roger Knox is a Gamilaroi man often known as the Koori King of Country. Knox shares stories through music in this NAIDOC show. Recommended for ages 15+ find out more here.

Where: Bicentennial Hall, Queanbeyan

Time: 7:30pm

NAIDOC touch footy competition Queanbeyan

4 July 

Round Robin game including teams from Police, the Community, World View and Youth side 15+. Free BBQ after the game! Find out more here.

Where: Queanbeyan Park, Campbell Street

Time: 11am - 1pm

Canberra community NAIDOC Week event

5 July 

The ACT Community Sector invites you to join them at their eighth annual NAIDOC Week Event, celebrating the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

There will be a welcome to country and smoking ceremony, to open the event. Throughout the day there will be music performances, children’s activities, art workshops, yarning circles, stalls, and food. Find out more here.

Where: Woden Town Square and Woden Library, Canberra

Time: 11am - 2pm

Culture on the move - bush animal weaving workshops

13 July 

Come and join Ronnie Jordan a Kalkadoon Pitta Pitta woman who will share her traditional ecological knowledge with you. Enjoy a hands-on experience where you and your child can each create a woven bush animal. The workshop inspires a connection to Aboriginal culture, and both children and adults will learn techniques of the age-old art of traditional weaving. Find out more here.

Where: Banksia Centre, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Acton

Time: 10am - 2:30pm


For more information about NAIDOC Week 2022 and other events that may be happening near you visit the NAIDOC website.


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