NAIDOC Week 2023

NAIDOC Week is a time to honour the histories, many cultures and significant achievements of Australia’s First Nations People.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the culture and insight of First Nations peoples through our ethos the Wiradjuri phrase ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’. This phrase means 'the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in'.

The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is ‘For Our Elders’, paying respect to the cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and loved ones.

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

This year, Charles Sturt University is sponsoring NAIDOC Week events in our local communities of Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.

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2023 Community NAIDOC events

Staff and students are encouraged to get involved and attend some of the NAIDOC Week events that are happening in the local community. Not all communities within our campus footprint celebrate NAIDOC Week in July due to the cold weather but information will continue to be posted on this site as it becomes available.

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Albury City Council will hold the Bungambrawatha Albury NAIDOC Main Event 2023.

10.30am - 3pm Sunday, 2 July.

Hovell Tree Park, South Albury.


There are numerous initiatives organised by the Bathurst Local Aboriginal Land Council and other local community groups. Visit their Facebook page for further details.

Bathurst Regional Council are celebrating NAIDOC Week through a number of initiatives. Visit the Bathurst Regional Council website for further information.



Dubbo Regional Council will hold the NAIDOC Memorial March and Family Fun Day.

9.30am - 5pm Monday, 3 July.

Victoria Park, Talbragar Street, Dubbo.

OrangeThe Orange community celebrates NAIDOC Week in November each year due to the cooler weather in the middle of the year. 
Port Macquarie

The Hastings NAIDOC Family Fun Day will celebrate culture and the achievements of the local community. 

Additionally, numerous events are being held across the local community by various groups.

More information can be found on the Hastings NAIDOC 2023 Facebook page.

10am Thursday, 6 July.  

 Hibbard Sports Club, Port Macquarie.
Wagga Wagga

Maway Gaway Elders invite the Wagga Wagga community to join them for a Family Fun Day at Riverside. 

Additionally, numerous events are being held across the Wagga Wagga community by various organisations. More details can be found on the Wagga Wagga City Council website.

11am - 3pm Friday, 7 July.
Riverside, Wagga Wagga.