NAIDOC Week 8-15 November 2020

Take part and sign up for events in your area (see below).

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is Always Was, Always Will Be, in recognition of the more than 65,000 years that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent.

NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’ which was  responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.

There are events celebrating NAIDOC Week across the state, with a few listed below and there are more on the NAIDOC Week website. Please note that numbers for some events are limited due to COVID-19, and you will need to contact TAC for more information.

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  • Flag Raising – piyura kitina (Risdon Cove)  Monday 9 November at 11.00am
  • Children’s program and activities  piyura kitina (Risdon Cove) Tuesday 10 November from 4.00 – 6.00pm
  • Fun run/walk at Risdon Brook Dam Wednesday 11 November at 10.30am
  • Exhibition – Aboriginal Land Return at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove)  at 12.30pm
  • Community Conversations – putalina (Oyster Cove) at 11.00am


  • Generation Cup @ Brooks High School & Rocherlea Football Club, Launceston on Sunday 8 November from
  • Flag Raising – TAC, 182 Charles St, Launceston on Monday 9 November at 11.00am
  • kitina (little) luwutina (children) riyawina (to play) at TAC (4-7 years) on Tuesday 10 November at 4.00 – 6.00pm
  • Art Exhibition at TAC on Thursday 12 November from 11.00- 1.00pm
  • NAIDOC Ball @ Tramsheds 4 Invermay Rd, Launceston on Friday 13 November from 6.00pm

Other events can be found on the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre Facebook page.

North West

  • On Country Trip,  Sisters Beach on Wednesday 11 November
  • luwutina (children) Celebration Dinner (8 – 16 years at Raindrops, 9 North Terrace, Burnie on Thursday 12 November at 5.30 – 8.00pm
  • The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation is holding the Tunnerminnerwait Day celebration at Smithton on Thursday 12 November from 10.30 – 2.30

Public Lecture - University of Tasmania

Tragedy of the Inarticulate’: Exploring the politics of Indigenous knowledge

10 November - Tuesday 5.00pm

Online Webinar

Find out how you can get involved by visiting the NAIDOC Week website here

Last updated: 23/11/2020