NAIDOC Week in Brimbank

Brimbank’s annual NAIDOC Week celebrations recognise the unique and important place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have in our community.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

For our elders NAIDOC logo and artwork 2023

2023 National NAIDOC Week theme was 'For Our Elders'

 Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.

 They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.

 Our loved ones who pick us up in our low moments and celebrate us in our high ones. Who cook us a feed to comfort us and pull us into line, when we need them too.

They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.

We draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses we follow.

The struggles of our Elders help to move us forward today. The equality we continue to fight for is found in their fight. Their tenacity and strength has carried the survival of our people.

It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us - without us.

We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them.

Check out the video on the most recent NAIDOC Week theme featuring Deborah Mailman and learn more about the history of NAIDOC and more on NAIDOC around Australia.

Events banner for NAIDOC

Upcoming events to NAIDOC will be listed below. Watch this space!





Last updated: 19 January 2024 - 2:45pm