NAIDOC Week runs from Sunday 7 to Sunday 14 July. This year’s theme chosen by the National NAIDOC Committee is ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’, honouring the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture and the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


We’re celebrating NAIDOC Week with a Paint your own boomerang workshop for young people aged 10 to 25 years on Tuesday 2 July.

After the workshop, artworks will be on display:

  • in the gallery at Murnong First Peoples Gathering Place in Glen Iris until Friday 5 July 
  • at the Gallery of Young Art at Boroondara Youth Hub at Hawthorn Arts Centre from Monday 8 until Friday 14 July.

See the event listing for more details and to register. Check back closer to July for other event details.

NAIDOC Week events

Take a walk at Maranoa Botanic Gardens

To mark NAIDOC Week, we’ll be launching a new audio mindfulness walk. The recordings invite you to walk around the beautiful Maranoa Botanic Gardens in Balwyn. You can pause at various spots to take in the unique native flora and connect to Country.

Narrated by Meriam woman (Torres Strait Islander), Alana Marsh, you can find the link to these Victoria Walks audio recordings on our website from Monday 8 July.

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