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Firstly the Townsville NAIDOC Committee would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Townsville Region. The Bindal and Wulgurukaba people, are the first known people to have lived in the Townsville region.

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This year's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) will commence July 2024.

Please look at the events for more information

Townsville NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to join together and recognise the valuable and continuing contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have made to this country.

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of significant reconciliation and closing the gap process between Indigenous and Non Indigenous people by promoting understanding, acceptance and harmony - regardless of cultural background. This also continues to strengthen new and existing partnerships. It is through these partnerships that we can lead and raise broader community awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures.


Townsville NAIDOC Committee

The Townsville NAIDOC committee has been in existence for 20+ years and has coordinated and delivered increasingly popular events and activities in the Townsville community.

The Townsville NAIDOC Committee is a large volunteer based cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-indigenous peoples. The Committee consists of Elders, and community members diverse in age, gender, culture, lived experience, skill sets and networks.

Through NAIDOC Week, the Committee aims to celebrate the enormous contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made to Australia and provide education around each National NAIDOC Theme.

This year we celebrate ‘For Our Elders’.

2024 Townsville NAIDOC Events

Auspice Organisations

Townsville NAIDOC Week

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Being a Volunteer?

The Townsville NAIDOC Committee are calling for volunteers to register to help at the Deadly Day Out.

2024 National NAIDOC Theme


We’re proud to announce that the 2024 National NAIDOC Week theme is KEEP THE FIRE BURNING! BLAK, LOUD AND PROUD.

The Albanese Government is pleased to announce the opening of $1.7 million in grants to support local communities and organisations to celebrate 2024 NAIDOC Week and the rich and diverse cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Held across the country from 7-14 July 2024, NAIDOC Week will celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

First Nations communities, registered businesses, schools and local governments are all encouraged to apply for funding to run an activity or event that directly relates to the 2024 NAIDOC theme including;

  • arts based activities, including painting, dancing, crafts and storytelling;
  • family fun days and community activities;
  • cultural and Elders activities;
  • NAIDOC themed sporting activities or competitions, or
  • activities that actively promote Reconciliation.

These grants and the application process are managed by the National Indigenous Australians Agency with two tiers available in 2024: small scale grants for up to $10,000 and large scale grants for between $10,001 and $50,000.

NAIDOC Week, which first began in 1975, provides an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

For more information and to apply for a NAIDOC Local Grant, visit GrantConnect and submit an application before closing at 3pm AEDT on Thursday 22 February 2024.

For more information on the history of NAIDOC Week and to learn more about this year’s theme, visit our National NAIDOC theme page.



Elders Lunch

Flag Raising

Deadly Day Out

Up Coming Events

NAIDOC Deadly Day Out

12 July 2024
  • Details to be Confirmed

NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony

07 July 2024
  • Details to be confirmed