6 August 2019 (Herston)
7 August (Gatton)
8 August (St Lucia)


St Lucia (Public Event): 1pm - 9.00pm
Herston: 11am - 1pm
Gatton: 10am - 2pm

University of Queensland, Brisbane
St Lucia, Gatton and Herston campus

About the UQ NAIDOC Festival

The UQ NAIDOC Festival is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, music and culture. The day will showcase a number of traditional workshops, films, dance groups, artists, musicians, panels and food, and will be celebrated across all three UQ campuses (St Lucia, Herston and Gatton) between 6-8 August 2019. The main festival will be held on the Upper Forgan Smith lawns at St Lucia campus on Thursday 8 August and will be open to all UQ staff, students, alumni, friends, families, partners and wider Brisbane community. Registration is required for this event (find out more below).

NAIDOC festival will be a fun, relaxing day out, but also a day of celebration and importance to learn more about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and discuss and reflect on important issues within Australian society today. Click on the tiles below to find out more about what is happening at each campus, and how you can get involved.

What is NAIDOC Week

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. Each year, a theme is chosen to reflect the important issues and events for NAIDOC Week. This years theme is ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’. View the NAIDOC website to find out more.

Discover more about NAIDOC 2019