Port Stephens NAIDOC Week 2024


Join us at our NAIDOC Week events to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Port Stephens.

NAIDOC Week Opening and Fun Day

  • Thursday 4 July – 9:30am
  • Raymond Terrace
  • Flag raising and speeches at Council Admin Building, followed by a march down William Street. Lastly, enjoy the community day at Riverside Park.

Murrook Family Fun Day

  • Monday 8 July – 10am to 2pm
  • Murrook Culture Centre: 2163 Nelson Bay Road, Williamtown
  • Activities and entertainment

Nelson Bay NAIDOC Event

  • Wednesday 10 July – 9am to 2.30pm
  • Nelson Bay foreshore
  • Participate in a NAIDOC Week march along Stockton Street followed by a family fun day at the Nelson Bay foreshore.

Koori Colours Clay Class with Jason Russell

  • Thursday 11 July – 11am to 12:30pm
  • Come along to the Port Stephens Visitor Information Centre for an intimate sculpting class with Worimi artist Jason Russell, from Koori Colours. Jason will show you how to make your very own coolamon, using air dry clay.
  • FREE | All ages welcome. Young children must be supervised by an adult.

Bookings are essential. Contact the Visitor Information Centre on 4988 0900 to secure your place.

NAIDOC Youth Event

  • Friday 12 July – 11am to 2pm
  • Wahroonga / PCYC Carpark
  • Cultural and youth activities

Author visit: Lorraine Lilley, author of 'Mop Dolly'

  • Friday 12 July
  • Raymond Terrace Library – 10:30 to 11:30am
  • Tomaree Library – 1:30 to 2:30pm
  • Lorraine is a local author originally from Karuah, growing up and attending school in Raymond Terrace. Lorraine wrote her memoir ‘Mop Dolly’ to leave for her family, a project that became larger than anticipated. Lorraine will speak about what it was like to live in a world where government bureaucracies controlled her Aboriginal family. However, her story is more triumphant than sad.

Bookings are essential. Contact your preferred Library to secure your place. 

Raymond Terrace Library 4988 0111 |  Tomaree Library 4988 0670