NAIDOC Week Grants

Aboriginal Affairs grants support NAIDOC Week celebrations and events within communities across NSW.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

NAIDOC Week is a time for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that First Nations people Australians make to our country and our society.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July and this year will be held from 8 to 15 July.

Many communities in NSW also choose to conduct NAIDOC activities outside of the designated week in July when weather conditions are more comfortable.

The national NAIDOC Theme for 2018 is ‘Because of her, we can!’ which celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

For more information about NAIDOC Week 2018 including this year’s theme, visit

For more information about applying for an Aboriginal Affairs NAIDOC Week grants, please download the Frequently Asked Questions and Application Question Guide

Aboriginal Affairs NAIDOC Week grants have an online application process through:

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