The Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards

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This year we are proud to again partner with neighbouring Councils of Shellharbour, Kiama and Wollongong for the 2021 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards. The annual event celebrates and promotes the achievements of Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people and organisations that are based in the Kiama, Wollongong, Shoalhaven and Shellharbour Local Government Areas.

Due to the current stay at home orders, the NAIDOC Regional Awards Night has now been postponed to Saturday 23 October - this will include the announcement of the award nominees and winners, as well as a great line up of performers. Follow the Facebook event page to keep up to date with the latest news.

The awards will now be presented on Saturday 23 October 2021 at the Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards Dinner at the Shellharbour Civic Centre. Approximately 180 people are expected to attend the event including Aboriginal Elders, community members, sponsors and other dignitaries.

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Aboriginal Elder of the Year (male and female)
  • Aboriginal Worker of the Year
  • Aboriginal Young Achiever of the Year (male and female)
  • Aboriginal Community Volunteer of the Year
  • Aboriginal Organisation or Project of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation (Aboriginal or Non-Aboriginal)

Note: Aboriginal* inclusive of Torres Strait Islander people

Make a nomination


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please complete and return a printable NAIDOC Awards Sponsorship Form or fill out the online form.

Ticketing and times

The ticketed awards and dinner will take place inside the Shellharbour Civic Centre from 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM on Saturday 23 October 2021, with tickets going on sale soon. From 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM the celebrations will move outside with free entertainment in the Civic Square.

For information on NAIDOC Week and this year’s theme, Heal Country visit the NAIDOC website.

Thank you to our platinum sponsors:

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  • Saturday, 23 October 2021 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Shellharbour Civic Centre, 76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour,  2529  View Map

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