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Update on 2021 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony

Update on 2021 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony

Indigenous Affairs Culture and Capability
Friday, 04 June 2021

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Update 2021 NAIDOC Awards ceremony in Mparntwe (Alice Springs

The National NAIDOC Committee have made the decision to cancel the 2021 National NAIDOC Awards ceremony event scheduled in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) on Saturday 3 July 2021.

This decision was made in consultation with the Alice Springs NAIDOC Committee and key stakeholders in light of growing community concerns about COVID-19.

While the face-to-face event will be cancelled in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), the National NAIDOC Committee will be hosting a nationally televised gala event to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s achievements and culture.

As part of this, the Awards Ceremony component of the event will be moved to a different location with restricted attendance to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

NAIDOC Week will continue in 2021 from 4 to 11 July with events and celebrations to be held in-person and online around Australia. Find out more about holding or attending a COVIDSafe NAIDOC week event.

More information about the 2021 NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony will be provided shortly.

Visit the NAIDOC website to keep up to date with changes to NAIDOC Week.

For the latest COVID-19 information, visit