NAIDOC Week 2024

7-14 July 2024

NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

This year’s theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and 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.

Get involved in this year's events!

Annual Celebration Walk

Monday 8 July from 10am, starts at Ballina RSL Club

The annual Celebration Walk starts from the Ballina RSL Club and proceeds along River Street then Cherry Street to the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) for the official flag raising ceremony.  Refreshments, BBQ, displays and games in the BISC with morning tea provided for community Elders.

Sports Day

Tuesday 9 July 10am  - 3pm

Saunders Oval

3x3 Basketball Competition

Wednesday 10 July from 12noon

Ballina Indoor Sports Centre 

Goori Cultural Art Festival and Market Stalls

Thursday 11 July 10am  - 3pm

Missingham Park

Art Exhibition

Thursday 11 July 

Richmond Room

Elders Luncheon

Friday 12 July 

Cherry Street Sports Club

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Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478


Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday