Burramatta NAIDOC

Traditional Indigenous dancers

NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. NAIDOC week (7 – 14 July) showcases a national Indigenous program of events that acknowledge the diversity of Aboriginal culture and celebrating reconciliation. This year’s NAIDOC theme, “Voice.Treaty.Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future” will be a platform for acknowledgement, conversations and understanding of our history in order for all Australians to move forward together.

In Parramatta, Burramatta NAIDOC is part of the City’s Warami Indigenous program that kicked off with the NRL Indigenous Round on 23 May at Bankwest Stadium followed by National Sorry Day on 26 May, Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June and Parramatta’s special Reconciliation Week celebrations at Centenary Square on 31 May with guest performer, Archie Roach. Burramatta NAIDOC held on 14 July, at Parramatta Park is focused on the Darug people, land and places in Parramatta and its surrounding areas. 

You are invited to enjoy a range of free activities to celebrate the rich Indigenous culture through workshops, traditional arts and crafts, bush tucker, music and dance, heritage tours and market stalls.

Sunday 14 July
Parramatta Park, Parramatta

Official Stage Program

10:45 - Welcome to Country performed by Uncle Chris Tobin

11:00 - Open ceremony - Jannawi Dance

11:35 - Official proceedings – City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Andrew Wilson, and the City of Parramatta Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Chairperson

12:05 - Burramatta NAIDOC Community Awards

12:30 - Maddi Lyn

13:20 - Shane and Pete Rily

13:50 - Jarrod Hickling  

14:25 - Illumi Girls

15:00 - Steph Tisdell

15:05 - Coloured Stone

15:55 - Tasman Keith    

16:30 - Closing ceremony - Wagana Dance

Gulyangarri (Children’s) Workshops & Activities  10.30am – 4.30pm

12pm - 1pm  Animals of the Dreaming with Uncle Col Hardy

  • Wiradjuri Wave - Kids weaving
  • Sydney Story Factory workshops
  • Traditional arts & crafts
  • Koori Kids Games

Corroboree Ground

11:00am - Opening Ceremony performed by Jannawi Dance Clan

12.30pm - Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal sit down and play activities – Song and Dance

1:30pm - Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal sit down and play activities – Song and Dance

4:30pm - Closing Ceremony performed by Wagana Dancers