NAIDOC Week

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support our local Aboriginal community here on Gumbaynggirr Country.

As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee hold the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards​ to acknowledge individuals who, like Grace Roberts have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

Each year the Coffs Harbour area enjoys a full week of NAIDOC activities, entertainment, culture and Aboriginal heritage. A calendar of events is coordinated by the committee at CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events), and planned with associated organisations and agencies. Events cover sport, food, art and culture and are open to the whole Coffs Harbour Community and all are welcome.

2019 NAIDOC Week 7-14 July celebrations:

Under the theme - 'VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let's work together for a shared future' - NAIDOC Week 2019 will be held nationally from Sunday 7 July and continue through to Sunday 14 July. The NAIDOC Week calendar is packed with events. Below is a taster of some of the week’s exciting activities and you can also download the full calendar of events here.


View the full schedule of CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events)events for NAIDOC week here.

Should you require transport or more information regarding these events please call Lachlan Skinner on 0401 239 800.