Gadi Tree


7 – 14 July 2024

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our University and wider community, and across all our campuses.

We stand on Gadigal Land in Camperdown, Dharug Land in Camden, Wangal Country in Lidcombe, Gamilaraay Country in Narrabri, Wiradjuri Country in Dubbo, Bundjalung Country in Lismore, Gagudja Country in Kakadu, Barkandji land in Broken Hill and Dharug Land in Westmead.

We welcome you to join us in celebrating our First Nations communities for what they are – the custodians of Country, who are knowledgeable, proud and spiritually connected to place.

NAIDOC Week 2024 Theme - Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

This year's theme celebrates the unyielding spirit of our communities and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced.

The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of Indigenous cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced. It is a symbol of connection to the land, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As we honour this flame, we kindle the sparks of pride and unity, igniting a renewed commitment to acknowledging, preserving, and sharing the cultural heritage that enriches our nation.

"Blak, Loud and Proud" encapsulates the unapologetic celebration of Indigenous identity, empowering us to stand tall in our heritage and assert our place in the modern world. This theme calls for a reclamation of narratives, an amplification of voices, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality. It invites all Australians to listen, learn, and engage in meaningful dialogue, fostering a society where the wisdom and contributions of Indigenous peoples are fully valued and respected.

Through our collective efforts, we can forge a future where the stories, traditions, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are cherished and celebrated, enriching the fabric of the nation with the oldest living culture in the world.

2024 NAIDOC Week events

Additional NAIDOC Week event information to be updated soon.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Protocols

The University of Sydney Library recently launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols to deliver services that reflect the Library’s diverse clients, and to make their experience more welcoming and inclusive.

The University of Sydney Library is committed to embedding culturally competent practice. These Protocols aim to guide Library staff in promoting culturally safe practices across services, spaces and resources.


Celebrating our community and achievements