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


National NAIDOC Week

7-14 July 2024

This year’s theme chosen by the National NAIDOC Committee, is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud.

The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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