The National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee was once responsible for organising national activities during the week. The acronym (NAIDOC) has since become the name of the week itself.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated each year between the first and second Sunday in July. The week is not only celebrated in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. It's a great opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to join together and recognise the valuable and continuing contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians make to this country, helping to promote understanding, acceptance and reconciliation.  

Cessnock City Council supports a program of community events and activities held across the region for NAIDOC Week.

If you're interested in being part of Council's NAIDOC Week Planning Group to help co-ordinate and promote the program, please contact the Customer Relations team on 02 4993 4100 and ask to speak with the Community Planning and Development team.