For Our Elders

The theme of NAIDOC Week this year is “For Our Elders.” It’s an opportunity to thank the Elders in our mob for the contributions they have made to your community, or perhaps in your own life.

The NAIDOC Week website has a lot of shareable resources which you can download, print or share to shoutout messages of love and appreciation for your local Elders.

NAIDOC Colouring-In Competition!

Mob aged 16 and under – do your deadliest colouring for our NAIDOC Week Colouring-In Competition!

Download and print your own copy here:…/naidoc-week-2023-colouring…

Or grab a colouring-in sheet from GEGAC Medical Reception, Boorai or Dala Yooro buildings.

Return your entry to Medical Reception by Friday, June 30. Prizes for the best and most original artworks!

And we’ll put all entries on display in the GEGAC Marquee during NAIDOC Week!

Sunday 2 July

LEAHA: NAIDOC Opening at Lakes Entrance Football Oval.

10am – 3pm. More info here.

Monday 3 July

At GEGAC: Welcome Baby to Country, NAIDOC Banner Making and Flag Raising

Flag Raising at 10am, followed by Welcome Baby to Country.

Tables and art supplies will be set up for NAIDOC banner making.

Registrations for Welcome Baby to Country have now closed.

If you have any questions, email Margaret Pearce on

Tuesday 4 July

Free Family Cinema Day – 10:30am and 4pm

The Cinema Day sessions at 10:30am and 4pm are booked out!

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service NAIDOC Celebrations

Tuesday, 4 July, 12.30pm 2.00pm

122 Day St., Bairnsdale.

Celebrations to take place on the grass area, corner Victoria & McKean Street

Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, gift bags for children.

Meet the BRHS Aboriginal Health Unit team and the members of the Aboriginal Resource Group.


Wednesday 5 July

NAIDOC Street March & Community Luncheon

March begins gathering at 10am, for a 10:30am start.
Lunch from 12 pm.

We are seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations that want to have a marquee or display at GEGAC on Wednesday. For more information visit

LEAHA: Kids Disco in Lakes Entrance.

St Brendan’s Primary School, 5 – 8pm. More info here.

Thursday 6 July

GLaWAC Cultural Day, 10:30am,

Knob Reserve in Stratford.

More info at

Friday 7 July

Kids NAIDOC Disco

Due to Sorry Business, this has been moved to Thursday, 6 July. Same time, same venue.

5 – 8pm, Lucknow Footy Club. Free.

Pizza and drinks for the kids.

Music by East Gippsland FReeZA Crew.

Please RSVP using the form below to give us an idea of numbers for catering.

Saturday 8 July

Dhuna Wannik Wurk Wurk Ball.

Bairnsdale RSL

6pm – 12pm.

Tickets $50 – buy your tickets at GEGAC Medical Reception. Cash only.

2 course meal, live music.

GEGAC’s NAIDOC Week events are supported by funding from the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Uniting Vic. Tas., and East Gippsland Shire Council.