NAIDOC in the City 2023

NAIDOC in the City 2019, courtesy City of Sydney

Take a stroll through Hyde Park north on Saturday 8 July 2023 to experience food, song, art, dance and stories in the heart of the city at NAIDOC in the City. The theme for 2023 is ‘For Our Elders’.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Bayumi Hub
Bayumi translates to ‘music’ and the hub will host a celebratory program of talented First Nations artists. Celebrate prolific storytellers and contemporary music artists from all genres, hailing from many nations. Learn more about ancient song lines, their enduring survival and inherent connection to First Nations people.

Dangura Ring
Dangura translates to ‘dance’ and is the spiritual heart and soul of NAIDOC in the City. Experience, heal and unearth the infinite continual connection to Country. A Welcome to Country ceremony will open the festival followed by the Calling of the Clans.

The Gunyahs
Gunyahs translates to ‘hut/home’ and is a dedicated space for children and their families. Find toys, games and activities to keep the young (and young at heart) entertained.

Bilarra Games
Bilarra translates to ‘spear’ and is the First Nations games space at NAIDOC in the City. Everyone is invited to experience the traditional games from various First Nations communities and peoples. Touch, hear, see and move in these fun activities suitable for all ages.

Fig Tree Markets
Buy local and authentic art, craft and produce from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Stalls are throughout Hyde Park north. Performance details and full event schedule will be available soon.

NAIDOC in the City is proudly presented by Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with the City of Sydney.

The City of Sydney’s grants and sponsorship team will be available to discuss how to bring your idea to life with a grant.


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