NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July (from the 5th-12th July 2015) and is a celebration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and can be traced back to the 1920’s with the emergence of Aboriginal groups seeking to increase the awareness of the treatment and status of Aboriginals to the wider Australian community.

It is a time for all Australians to recognise the achievements and contributions that the Indigenous Australians have made to the community and to celebrate this there will be NAIDOC celebrations throughout the week!

Throughout the Lake Macquarie and Newcastle region there will be events for the whole family, including:

·         NAIDOC Week at Christ Church Cathedral-  12th July, Christ Church Cathedral Newcastle, 7pm

·         Eastlakes NAIDOC Family Fun Day- 10th July , Pelican Foreshore Reserve Lakeview Parade, 10am

·         Lake Macquarie City Council Flag Raising and Morning Tea- 7th July, Lake Macquarie City Council Admin Building, 9:15am

·         The Maitland Hospital NAIDOC Event- 8th July, The Maitland Hospital, 8am


To find any events in your local area throughout the week or to learn more about NAIDOC Week, visit for more details!