National NAIDOC week

This national NAIDOC week 3-10 July, let's work together to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders and our communities.

Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism - we move together. Let’s celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and keep the momentum of change going.

At ACU we encourage all staff and students to enjoy NAIDOC events in your local community during this time, see what’s happening near you.

ACU celebrates NAIDOC week on all campuses 8–12 August

The First Peoples Directorate invites all staff and students to join in the celebrations with local Indigenous Higher Education Units.

NAIDOC campus activities

More details will be available through Student Life closer to the date. Canberra activities to be confirmed.


 Monday 8 August

Strathfield campus

  • Feast day mass with Acknowledgement of Country and link to afternoon events
  • campfire cultural talk and Cooking with a Koori (includes light refreshments featuring bush tucker ingredients and hot beverages).

Brisbane campus

  • Wanyara Session
  • Play & Yarn
  • traditional Indigenous games activity
Tuesday 9 August

Brisbane campus

  • NAIDOC liturgy with key stakeholders: Campus Ministry, NATSICC, Murri Ministry, and local Indigenous artists

Melbourne campus

  • Welcome to Country – Wurundjeri and morning tea
  • Cultural performance with Maylene Slater Burns
Wednesday 10 August

Blacktown campus

  • Indigenous community morning tea
  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Torres Strait Islander interactive dance group performance
  • afternoon tea

Ballarat campus

  • Welcome to Country with Wadawurrung elder Aunty Deanne Gilson
  • Indigenous Leadership in Communities and morning tea with Aunty Deanne Gilson
  • Cultural Performance with Uncle Kutcha Edwards
Thursday 11 August

North Sydney campus (with national livestream)

  • Welcome to Country
  • Get up! Stand up! Show up! live Q&A session for audience on the North Sydney campus
  • afternoon tea for staff and students after event
Friday 12 August

Brisbane campus

  • Bush Tukka in the Weemala gardens


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