NAIDOC Week 2023
Youth & Family Day
5 July | 10 am – 3 pm
643A King Georges Road, next to Hurstville Aquatic Centre
NAIDOC is about celebrating and respecting the oldest continually surviving culture on Earth – the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. This event is about connecting with our diverse local communities, building partnerships with other local organisations, and coming together to celebrate culture. This year’s theme is For Our Elders, and this year we celebrate all Elders as the important cornerstones of our community that they are.
The event will have a range of activities, starting with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. There will be cultural performances throughout the day, a variety a stalls including free sausage sizzle, community services, market stalls, jumping castle, inflatable obstacle course, Bubble Soccer, face painting, sensory space, a Baby Bridges Tent, Elders activities and much more.
A big highlight will also be the Oz Tag competition which will be going throughout the day.
STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE
Our 2023 Sponsors
10 AM TO 12 PM
Schedule of Events
WELCOME TO COUNTRY & SMOKING CEREMONY WITH KOOMURRI
OPENING CULTURAL PERFORMANCE
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LIVE REPTILE DISPLAY
MARKETS, INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE, AND BUBBLE SOCCER OPEN
ELDERS PAMPERING SPACE AT THE PENSHURST PARK YOUTH FACILITY
START OF OZ TAG COMP
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
FREE LUNCH WITH OZHARVEST (ELDERS GIVEN PRIORITY)
BUBBLE SOCCER CLOSES
INFLATABLE OBSTACLE COURSE CLOSES
OZ TAG COMP FINISHES
OZ TAG WINNERS ANNOUNCED
And lots of cultural performances, free food and coffee, and stall holders to visit throughout the day!
OPENS AT 10 AM TIL 3 PM