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A photograph of Uluru, taken at sunrise/sunset

The 2023 theme for NAIDOC Week (2 – 9 July) is “For Our Elders”.

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

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

All Australians can draw strength from their guidance, through generations of advocacy and activism, and their knowledge and experience in everything from land management, cultural knowledge to justice and human rights. This enriches us all.

First Nations communities  use this week to pay their respects to the Elders lost, and to those who continue fighting for justice and dignity. It is also a time to celebrate culture, spirituality and community.

Local NAIDOC week events are held across the country. To find your local event please visit