Community radio celebrates NAIDOC Week

Helen Henry, 30th June 2016

Community radio stations around the country will be celebrating NAIDOC Week from 3 - 10 July. 

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Check out what some stations around Australia have planned below:

Waringarri Radio (WA)

Waringarri Radio is hosting an open day on Thursday, 7 July welcoming listeners to see what they do. Live music, dancing and language sharing will be part of the day, as well as activities for kids. All details are available PDF icon here.pdf.

Noongar Radio (WA)

Noongar Radio has a huge week planned, including broadcasting from Perth's NAIDOC Week Opening Ceremony (3 July), live from the Perth Cultural Centre (5 July), from prison with Inside Out Live (5 July), from Perth's Astor Theatre with Phil Walley Stack - Walk With Me (6 July), Derbaryl Terrigan Family Fun Day (6 July) and the NAIDOC Ball red carpet arrivals (7 July).

Koori Radio (NSW)

Koori Radio will present Klub Koori at Carriageworks in Sydney, as well as daily broadcasts across the week from other NAIDOC Week events including Blacktown City Council NAIDOC Family Fun Day (2 July), NAIDOC in The City (4 July), Blacktown Klub Koori (6 July), Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation NAIDOC Family Fun Day (7 July), NCIE Innercity Family & Sports Day (8 July) and Barangaroo NAIDOC Week Celebrations (9 July).

6dby Larrkardi Radio 97.9fm (WA)

6dby Larrkardi Radio will be doing a special outside broadcast for their local Derby NAIDOC Funday on Friday, 8 July.


In 2016, 3CR continues its annual NAIDOC Week celebration with a series of special broadcasts and projects. This year marks 15 years on air for the annual NAIDOC Beyond the Bars project - each weekday you can hear from the men and women in the prison system as they takeover the airwaves and share their thoughts and aspirations. On Wednesday during Breakfast, the station will replay a Lisa Bellear exhibition broadcast from the Koorie Heritage Trust, hosted by Viv Malo and featuring curators Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser. Following that at 11am, NAIDOC Patron Robbie Thorpe will host Fire First

Northside Radio 99.3 FM (NSW)

Northside Radio 99.3 FM's program The Good Groove is programming 2 hours of Indigenous funk, soul, blues artists to kick off NAIDOC Week on 3 July (4 - 6pm).

89.7 Twin Cities FM (WA)

Twin Cities FM's Nightshift program will be playing a song by an Indigenous artist once an hour (on top of what is already played) throughout the week.

Noosa FM 101.3 (QLD)

Noosa FM 101.3 presenter Therase Burke will be highlighting NAIDOC Week in her program Drive with Therase on Friday, 8 July by playing lots of music from Indigenous artists, as well as interviewing Emily Wurramara and featuring her latest songs.

107.3 HFM (WA)

Tune in to 107.3 HFM on Sunday, 3 July for the first of 2 NAIDOC special editions of the Sunday Washup. Part 2 will go to air on Sunday, 10 July. 

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with music

Community broadcasters wanting to showcase great Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians should check out Amrap's special NAIDOC Week playlist on AirIt to order a selection of tunes from ATSI musicians in your favourite music genre.

Let us know your plans

Please email if you're doing a program special to celebrate NAIDOC Week so that we can share it here and on social media.

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A First Nations Digital Radio Special Broadcast


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Radio NAIDOC, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture, will be broadcast live on community radio stations around the country on July 8th during NAIDOC Week 2015.