As NAIDOC Week 2022 commences, residents in Manly can celebrate and acknowledge the continued history, culture, excellence and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country.
NAIDOC Week occurs annually from the first Sunday in July in a weeklong celebration of the world’s longest surviving culture. This year NAIDOC Week will be held from 3-10 July and the theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!
Member for Manly James Griffin MP expressed the significance of NAIDOC Week as people of all walks of life get to come together to learn and celebrate the oldest, continuing culture on the planet.

“I encourage all people to get involved in local NAIDOC Week celebrations. NAIDOC Week 2022 is such an important and momentous occasion to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our community,” Mr Griffin said.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Franklin said NAIDOC Week is a significant week for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
“NAIDOC Week this year will be back bigger and better than ever,” Mr Franklin said.
“Due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions over the past two years, many NAIDOC events were postponed or cancelled.
“Aboriginal communities are looking forward to the return of a full NAIDOC Week program and the opportunity to showcase their strong culture and remarkable achievements, while celebrating connection and historic rituals, dance and performance.”
For more information about National NAIDOC Week, visit