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  • Each year the NAIDOC SA Committee manages and delivers the 5 major South Australian NAIDOC Events:
    NAIDOC Church Service, NAIDOC SA Awards and Lord Mayor's Morning Tea, NAIDOC March & Family Fun Day and the NAIDOC Ball

The South Australian NAIDOC Committee deliver the 5 Major NAIDOC Events in South Australia – The NAIDOC SA Ecumenical Church Service,  The South Australian NAIDOC Awards, which are presented at the Lord Mayor’s Morning Tea Ceremony, The NAIDOC SA March, The NAIDOC SA Family Fun Day and the final event for the week the NAIDOC Ball which is held in 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Victoria Square.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 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 your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'.  This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has become the name of the week itself. 

The South Australian NAIDOC Committee are not the organising body for all NAIDOC events held throughout the South Australia but invite local and remote communities, schools, organisations and others to promote their events on this webpage. Submissions can be made by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Each year, a different city hosts the National NAIDOC Awards ceremony and Ball.  The host city, National poster competition and the National NAIDOC award winners are selected by the National NAIDOC Committee. Local community celebrations during NAIDOC Week are often organised by communities, government agencies, local councils, schools and workplaces. To contact the National Committee see www.naidoc.org.au.  The host city for 2016 will be Darwin.

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  • NAIDOC SA Patrons Aunty Josie Agius and Uncle Lewis O'Brien

    The NAIDOC SA Committee would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the Agius family, with the passing of a truly beautiful, thoughtful, cheeky and inspirational woman, Aunty Josie. 

    Aunty Josie has been a patron of NAIDOC South Australia for many years. A woman who  worked tirelessly to assist and support the committee to promote NAIDOC to the wider community with an amazing passion for the work she did. 

    We are united in saying Thank You for the way you enriched our lives and we will be forever grateful for the amazing work You have done for our community. 

    Rest in Peace Aunty Josie, you will be sorely missed. 

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