The Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards


This year we're proud to partner again with neighbouring Councils of Wollongong, Shellharbour, and Kiama for the 2022 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 Wollongong, Wollongong, Shoalhaven and Shellharbour Local Government Areas. 

This year's awards are hosted by Wollongong City Council, with a dinner to be held at the Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow, on Saturday 30 July. 

In line with the 2022 NAIDOC Week theme "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!" the dinner event is an opportunity to encourage all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations. 

We expect the event to be attended by 450 community members, sponsors, dignitaries, Elders and award recipients. 

Make a nomination 

Nominations are now open to recognise Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal achievements across the follow 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 

You can make a nomination either online or by downloading the form. 

Nominations close 5pm, Friday 1 July 2022. 


We have a range of sponsor and supporter opportunities available for the 2022 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards. 

Becoming a sponsor is a great way to show your support for our local Aboriginal communities, and to promote your organisation to a wide audience across the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven areas. 

Learn more about the sponsorship package

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please complete the online form

Ticketing and times 

The ticketed awards presentation and dinner will take place at the Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow, on Saturday 30 July. 5:30pm to 10:30pm.

Book your tickets online now!



  • Saturday, 30 July 2022 | 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Fraternity Club, 11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow,  2519  View Map

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