Keep The Fire Burning | NAIDOC Week

Keep the fire burning and celebrate First Nations culture with complimentary NAIDOC Week events at Barangaroo Reserve

When: Sunday 7 - Saturday 13 July 

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year to celebrate and recognise the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It presents an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories, and to participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living culture on earth.

To celebrate Barangaroo is hosting a series of events, to come together around the fire for yarns and cultural gatherings. Each evening, you'll have the chance to learn about traditional First Nations customs and traditions.

These events are a fantastic opportunity to connect with the local Aboriginal community, learn something new, and celebrate NAIDOC Week in a meaningful way. Whether you're a Sydney local or just visiting, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities. No registration is required – simply come along and enjoy the experience!


What's on



7 & 13 July
Dance workshops

Join interactive Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance workshops with the Buuja Buuja butterfly dance group.

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8,10, & 12 July
Storytelling & meet the dingoes

Join in interactive talks and storytelling sessions with Hello Dingo. Plus get a chance to pat these furry friends

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9 July
Our stories in the stars

Meet with First Nations educators from Speaking In Colour as they take us though the connection between cutlure, sky, stars & constellations. 

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11 July
Possum skin cloaks

Learn possum skin cloak making stories and traditions from Elders and a senior cloak maker, with a display of cloaks and blankets.

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2024 NAIDOC Theme

This year's theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud. The theme honours the enduring strength and vitality of First Nations culture – with fire a symbol of connection to Country, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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