NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2022

NAIDOC Week Celebrations in Ballina Shire 2022

NAIDOC Week is a special time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Get involved in this year’s events with the following activities planned for Ballina Shire:

Annual Celebration Walk

Monday 4 July from 10.00am

The annual Celebration Walk starts from the Ballina RSL Club and proceeds along River Street then Cherry Street to the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre (BISC) for the official flag raising ceremony. Refreshments, BBQ, stalls and games will be staged in the BISC and also the closed off area of the carpark with morning tea will be provided for community Elders in the foyer.

Sports Day

Tuesday 5 July 10am – 3pm

Saunders Oval

Sports and stalls day with food, activities and performances.

Bundjalung Cultural Day

Wednesday 6 July 11am – 4.30p

Kingsford Smith Park

Gathering of community, music, indigenous dancers and cultural activities

Deadly Lawn Bowls

Thursday 7 July 11am – 2pm

Cherry Street Bowling Club

Lawn bowls competition and fun day for adults and high school students only

Jarjums Movie Nights

Thursday 7 July from 5pm

Ballina Surf Club

Movie night for the children – light supper provided

For more information on these and other activities planned for NAIDOC Week in Ballina Shire visit the What’s On section at

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