National NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in increasing number of government agencies, community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups.

UQ celebrates NAIDOC Week with our annual NAIDOC Festival from 1-6 August. 

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Local NAIDOC Week events            UQ NAIDOC Festival


Extreme close up of a light brown eye. This is an art piece by Dylan River, Kaytetye people, and the work is titled "Untitled (Bungalow)", 2022

4th National Indigenous Art Triennial: Ceremony

26 August 2022 9:00am26 November 2022 5:00pm
Ceremony remains central to the creative practice of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Visit UQ Art Museum between 26 August - 26 November to see the Ceremony exhibit.
pair of running shoes sitting on a ledge with a sunset in the background

2022 Brisbane Long Walk

10 July 2022 11:00am1:15pm
The Long Walk commemorates Aboriginal AFL player Michael Long’s walk from Melbourne to Canberra in 2004

Aboriginal dot art vector painting - River and land concept

Racing Queensland Celebrates NAIDOC

7 July 2022 11:30am1:00pm
Join Racing Queensland in celebrating National NAIDOC Week this 7 July.
Illustration based on aboriginal style of dot background. Connection concept

GOMA - Tour: Art & this Place

3 July 2022 11:30am12:30pm
On this tour you’ll hear from First Nations storytellers and creatives as they highlight artworks from QAGOMA’s Indigenous Australian Art Collection and explore the complex stories of history, culture and place that they tell.
National NAIDOC Week logo with Indigenous design

Lockyer Valley NAIDOC 2022

1 July 2022 10:00am2:00pm
Celebrate the talents and achievements of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Experience a Traditional Welcome and Smoking Ceremony, taste some Bush Tucker fusion foods or check out the largest gathering of Aboriginal Artists in the region.
Painting by Dick Roughsey of a group of First Nations peoples standing close to a beach staring out at a white shop in the distance.

GOMA - Get Up, Stand Up: Indigenous Australian Art Collection

28 June 2022 9:45am20 November 2022 5:00pm
Drawn from the Collection, this exhibition of works by Indigenous Queensland artists demonstrates the makers’ engagement with cultural, familial, historical and political movements, their assertion of sovereignty and desire for political and social equality.

The Great Book Swap

11 November 2020 10:00am2:00pm
Choose any book and swap for a $5 donation.

In-conversation - Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service (2020)

10 November 2020 1:00pm2:30pm
The University of Queensland's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Aboriginal Studies Press invite you to virtually attend an In-Conversation event with author Dr Debbie Bargallie (she/her) and UQ's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks (she/her).

Fryer Lecture

9 November 2020 1:00pm2:00pm
In times like these, what would Oodgeroo do? Miles Franklin Award-winning writer, Alexis Wright, will deliver the 2020 Fryer Lecture in Australian Literature.