Find out what's happening this year to celebrate NAIDOC Week.

6 November 2020

Held from 8 to 15 November 2020, NAIDOC Week is a celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity for everyone to share and learn together.

The theme is Always Was Always Will Be, which recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. It acknowledges that hundreds of Nations have covered this land and are spiritually and culturally connected.

Join the celebrations by taking part in some of the events and activities at our national institutions, including:

AIATSIS: Indigenous Art Market (8 to 15 November)

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is bringing hundreds of Indigenous artists, designers, weavers and carvers from art centres and communities across Australia online throughout NAIDOC Week 2020. You will need to register to take part.

NPG: Virtual Collection tour (10 November, 12.30 to 1pm)

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is hosting a virtual collection tour to celebrate our First Nations Identity. Book on the NPG website.

NFSA: Black Divaz (14 November, 2pm)

The National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) will be screening Black Divaz, which follows contestants in the inaugural Miss First Nation pageant. Black Divaz is a sassy, intimate portrait of what it means to be an Indigenous Drag Queen. Visit the NFSA website to find out more.

NMA: A Change is Gonna come (ongoing)

The National Museum of Australia (NMA) is presenting an online exhibition of Indigenous rights activism and protest in Australia.

For a full list of official NAIDOC Week events happening near you, visit the NAIDOC Week website.