NAIDOC Perth 2023

NAIDOC Perth focuses on the celebration and positive promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities.

NAIDOC Perth celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities through managing the delivery, promotion and coordination of cultural activities, in particular NAIDOC Week events, which showcase music and the performing arts.

Our History

In 2006, community members in Perth formed a NAIDOC Committee to promote and assist in the coordination of the 50th anniversary of NAIDOC in Perth. In January 2008, NAIDOC Perth registered as an Incorporated Association. The preamble to the Constitution of NAIDOC Perth (Inc.) states that:

“NAIDOC Perth aspires to assist in the promotion, coordination and organisation of NAIDOC week activities in the Perth metropolitan area. NAIDOC Perth’s goals and purposes are focused on the preservation and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the education of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about the history and contemporary aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What does 'NAIDOC' mean?

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 since become the name of the week itself. Find out more about the origins and history of NAIDOC Week.

Why do we celebrate NAIDOC week?

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to come together to celebrate not only Indigenous achievement but the history, rich culture, and survival of the oldest continuing living culture on the planet.

Who manages NAIDOC week celebrations?

A national NAIDOC committee manages the annual theme and national awards which is held in a different state each year. NAIDOC Perth is managed by a passionate team of local committee members with funding support from the Australian Government. Find out more about your local committee members.


NAIDOC Perth is made possible only through the generous support of the WA government and business community.

Get Involved

Want to play a part in the celebrations? We warmly welcome volunteer efforts no matter how big or small.

NAIDOC Perth Committee

See the faces behind the dedicated committee who work tirelessly to bring you the NAIDOC Perth events.

National NAIDOC Week

National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee


NAIDOC Celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In 2021, NAIDOC week will be held from the 4th – 11th of July. The National NAIDOC focus city for 2021 is Alice Springs, NT, where the National NAIDOC Ball and Awards Ceremony will be held.

The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! – calls for all of us to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our cultural heritage from exploitation, desecration, and destruction.

For more information about National NAIDOC, go to www.naidoc.org.au