City Reveals Exciting NAIDOC Week 2024 Program

26 June 2024 7:41 AM

The City of Kalamunda is thrilled to announce its NAIDOC Week program, made possible by generous funding of $31,000 from the Federal Government’s NAIDOC 2024 Local Grants program.

Mayor Margaret Thomas highlighted the importance of the week, saying, "NAIDOC is our opportunity to honour and celebrate the rich history, traditions, and achievements of our First Nations people.

“I am pleased to share our NAIDOC Week program, which is packed with an array of engaging activities led by local Aboriginal artists, elders, and knowledge holders. I encourage everyone to check out the program and join in the festivities."

The 2024 NAIDOC Week program kicks off with an opening event at Maamba (Hartfield Park) Federation Gardens, Forrestfield, on Sunday, 7 July from 2pm. Reflecting this year's theme "Keep the Fire Burning, Blak, Loud and Proud," Elders Neville Collard and Nick Abraham will conduct a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony. This will be followed by Dreamtime Stories told by Justin Martin, dancing by Olman Walley and the Little Boorloo Dancers, and an opportunity to gather around the campfire to enjoy Kangaroo Stew and Damper, cultural stories, and knowledge sharing.

Throughout NAIDOC Week participants will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in interactive workshops, art sessions, and communal meals that highlight the depth and beauty of Aboriginal culture and history.

All events are free, but bookings are required for some to help us prepare. The City encourages everyone to attend and deepen their understanding and appreciation of the First Nations people who have shaped our community.

Join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week 2024 and be part of a vibrant and inclusive event that honours our shared history and bright future. For more information please contact the City of Kalamunda on 9257 9999, email or visit 


The City’s NAIDOC Week program is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

© City of Kalamunda 2024