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NAIDOC Week Events in Byron Shire - Program

Monday 3 July - Friday (10.30am)

Flag Raising Ceremony and NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony
Byron Shire Council Chambers, Station Street, Mullumbimby
All Welcome
Enquiries: 6626 7226

Monday 3 July - Friday  (5.30pm)

Bundjalung Art opening
Byron Bay Surf Club
Main Beach Byron Bay

Tuesday, 5 July (6.30pm)

doors open from 6pm
presented by Flickerfest, iQ Inc & Arakwal Corporation
Byron Community Centre, Jonson Street, Byron Bay
For more info call 66858746 Tix @ BBCC & online | or at door. $10/8
Details/info: | 0414 779881

Wednesday 5 July (11.00am to 3.00pm)

Family Fun Day - Celebrating NAIDOC in Mullum
Welcome to Country, Cultural Performances,
Imagine the Earth, Bush Tucker Planting and
Tasting, Art and Craft, Music and Dance, Kids
Activity Program.
Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre, 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby
Enquiries: 6684 1816

Thursday 6 July (from 10.00am)

Bundjalung of Byron Bay Family Cultural Day
10 am - Railway Park then March to Main Beach
11 am -Denning Park, Main Beach, Byron Bay
Come along and join the Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) people &
the community in recognising the valuable contribution of Aboriginal
people and culture. Activities and entertainment until 2pm. Cultural
showcase including Aboriginal Dancers, music, loads of activities for the
kids and a free BBQ. For more info call 66858746.

Get involved in Byron Shire NAIDOC Week.  For more information contact Belle Arnold on 6626 7226 or email

Byron Shire Council works with the communtiy each year to develop a fantastic program of events for NAIDOC Week.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

All Byron Shire residents are encouraged  to participate in the celebrations and activities that take throughout the Shire during NAIDOC Week.

Flag Raising and Byron Shire NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony

One of the regular events of the annual Byron Shire NAIDOC Week Calendar is the Flag Raising and Byron Shire NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony.  This event takes place on the Monday of each NAIDOC Week and is hosted by Byron Shire Council at the Council Chambers in Mullumbimby.  The Flag Raising.  Even though Byron Shire Council flies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags all year round, the Flag Raising Ceremony is an important symbolic event that pays homage to the Indigenous Nations of Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contribute to our community in a variety of ways including music, art, culture, community, education, environment, sport and politics.