Each year, NAIDOC Week celebrations highlight the rich and diverse culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians. NAIDOC Week celebrations and community events are a great opportunity for all Queenslanders to come together and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

NAIDOC Week 2018

This year NAIDOC Week celebrations are held from Sunday 8 July to Sunday 15 July 2018.

This year's theme 'Because of her, we can!' celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and our nation.

As pillars of our society, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – active and significant roles at the community, local, state and national levels.

Find out more at the NAIDOC website.

Celebrating Deadly Women

We are proud to launch our Celebrating Deadly Women campaign in honour of inspirational, influential and empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Storybook and Activity Pack

We have asked a few of these women across the state to tell their deadly story, and have created a Storybook and Activity Pack (PDF, 3.9 MB)based on their inspiring lives and values.

Campaign

All Queenslanders are encouraged to join us in paying tribute to significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in their life. We have prepared some video tributes and invite you to use your smart phone to record your story and post it directly to @deadlystories Facebook wall or #celebratingdeadlywomen.

Events

There are a number of NAIDOC events held across our state that you can get involved with. If you're hosting an event, be sure to add it to the calendar. Otherwise, check the calendar of events for initiatives near you.

Download document

Download your copy of the Storybook and Activity Pack (PDF, 3.9 MB).

Events

If you're hosting an event, be sure to add it to the calendar. Otherwise, check the calendar of events for initiatives near you.

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.