Firstly the Townsville NAIDOC Committee would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Townsville Region. The Bindal and Wulgurukaba people, are the first known people to have lived in the Townsville region.

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This year's National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) will commence July 2023.

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Townsville NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to join together and recognise the valuable and continuing contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have made to this country.

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of significant reconciliation and closing the gap process between Indigenous and Non Indigenous people by promoting understanding, acceptance and harmony - regardless of cultural background. This also continues to strengthen new and existing partnerships. It is through these partnerships that we can lead and raise broader community awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures.


Townsville NAIDOC Committee

The Townsville NAIDOC committee has been in existence for 20+ years and has coordinated and delivered increasingly popular events and activities in the Townsville community.

The Townsville NAIDOC Committee is a large volunteer based cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-indigenous peoples. The Committee consists of Elders, and community members diverse in age, gender, culture, lived experience, skill sets and networks.

Through NAIDOC Week, the Committee aims to celebrate the enormous contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made to Australia and provide education around each National NAIDOC Theme.

This year we celebrate ‘For Our Elders’.

2023 Townsville NAIDOC Events

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Being a Volunteer?

The Townsville NAIDOC Committee are calling for volunteers to register to help at the Deadly Day Out.

2023 National NAIDOC Theme

For Our Elders

We’re proud to announce that the 2023 National NAIDOC Week theme is For Our Elders.

Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families.

They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones.

Our loved ones who pick us up in our low moments and celebrate us in our high ones. Who cook us a feed to comfort us and pull us into line, when we need them too.

They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world.

We draw strength from their knowledge and experience, in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. Across multiple sectors like health, education, the arts, politics and everything in between, they have set the many courses we follow.

The struggles of our Elders help to move us forward today. The equality we continue to fight for is found in their fight. Their tenacity and strength has carried the survival of our people.

It is their influence and through their learnings that we must ensure that when it comes to future decision making for our people, there is nothing about us - without us.

We pay our respects to the Elders we’ve lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all our Nations and we pay homage to them.

In 2023, how will you celebrate For Our Elders?



Elders Lunch

Flag Raising

Deadly Day Out

Up Coming Events

NAIDOC Elders Morning Tea

05 July 2023
  • Location: Oonoonba Community Hall
  • Time: 9am to 11:30pm
  • Contact:

NAIDOC Elder’s Luncheon

06 October 2023
  • Location: Townsville RSL Club
    139 Charters Towers Road, Hyde Park.
  • Start: 10:30am
  • End: 3:00pm
  • Contact: Dorothy Savage 0421 705 132 or Fiona Smallwood 0467 616 453

NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony

02 July 2023
  • Location: Jazzine Barracks, North Ward
  • Times: 8am to 11.00am
  • Free Community Breakfast @ 8.30am followed by Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Performances and Entertainment


07 July 2023
  • Assemble at 9.30am at the roundabout of Hinchinbrook Drive & Thuringowa Drive (beside Kirwan High School)
  • March to commence at 10am

Contact Details

To provide feedback please complete Townsville NAIDOC Survey.

Confirmed Events

NAIDOC Elders Morning Tea

Date/Time: July 05, 2023 (Start: 9:00 am)

NAIDOC Elder’s Luncheon

Date/Time: October 06, 2023 (Start: 9:00 am)

NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony

Date/Time: July 02, 2023 (Start: 8:00 am)


Date/Time: July 07, 2023 (Start: 9:30 am)


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