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2 – 9 July 2023

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.


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NAIDOC Week 2023 Theme - For Our Elders

"The theme for National NAIDOC Week in 2023 is For Our Elders. 

Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place within communities and families. 

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

In 2023, now more than ever, Elders play an important role in guiding younger generations and current day leaders, through advocacy and activism. 

The struggles Elders have faced help the new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders move forward

This NAIDOC Week, For Our Elders pays respects to the Elders lost and to those who continue fighting for us across all Nations and pay homage to them." 

In early 2021 the University launched the One Sydney, Many People 2021 - 2024 Strategy, which continues to be our guiding framework for embedding First Nations knowledges and cultures into University life at Sydney.

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