NAIDOC Week activities in Campbelltown kick off on Monday 4 July with the NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony from 9:30am to 10:30am at Council’s forecourt.

This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!, calling on people to continue driving positive systemic change in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

“Our NAIDOC Week activities form part of our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and acknowledgment,” Mayor George Greiss said.

“I encourage all residents and members of the community to come together and get involved in NAIDOC Week to learn more about culture and continue to promote a positive, inclusive and welcoming environment in Campbelltown.”

There are a range of activities planned throughout the week, 3 to 10 July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of First Nations People.

The Flag Raising Ceremony will be followed by a Street March beginning from 10:30am outside the Council building, heading down Queen Street and finishing at Campbelltown Arts Centre for the Community Connection Day from 11am to 3pm.

The Community Connection Day involves a variety of engaging activities for everyone to enjoy including Live music, Interactive cultural dance performances, Native planting station with Free BBQ & coffee provided by the Rapid Relief Team and Lifeline Australia.

The celebrations will also include the annual NAIDOC Touch football competition, hosted by Macquarie Fields Local Area Command and Campbelltown City Council on Wednesday 6 July from 9am to 2pm at Benham Oval, Minto.