Celebrate Aboriginal culture

Each July, Australians come together to celebrate NAIDOC Week and to honour the history, culture, contribution and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2018, NAIDOC Week will run from 8 to 15 July 2018 with the theme of ‘Because Of Her, We Can’.

NAIDOC Week activities

Each year, as part of NAIDOC Week, all Australians are invited to learn more about Aboriginal culture and heritage and how they connect people to Country and the Country to people.

All South Australians are encouraged to participate in the annual celebrations and activities that take place across Adelaide and in the various regions of South Australia.

View the 2018 calendar of South Australian NAIDOC week activities.

Premier's NAIDOC Award

The Premier’s NAIDOC Award recognises the outstanding achievements and service of an extraordinary South Australian who has made a significant contribution to the lives of Aboriginal people in South Australia

The 2018 winner will be announced on 12 July 2018.

Past recipients of the Premier’s NAIDOC Award include:

  • 2017 – Frank Wanganeen and Alice Rigney (posthumous award)
  • 2016 – Wendy Edmonson
  • 2015 – Lavene Ngatokorua and Kali Hayward
  • 2014 – Josie Agius
  • 2013 – Nici Cumpston
  • 2012 – Linda Clayton
  • 2011 – Vince Coulthard
  • 2010 – Marj Tripp
  • 2009 – Sharon Gollan
  • 2008 – Jean Agius
  • 2007 – Faith Thomas

Nominations for the Premier’s NAIDOC Award 2018 now closed

For further information, please call 08 8226 8900.

Related links

National NAIDOC