Penrith NAIDOC 2023

Penrith City Council will celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023 with a program of community activities and events taking place across the City.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to celebrate the significance of our Aboriginal heritage and the important contribution Penrith’s Aboriginal population make in our community and across our vibrant City.

The program of events will celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and heritage; as well as embrace the NAIDOC 2023 theme, ‘For Our Elders’, a homage to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and their ongoing contributions to communities across the country.

Council’s main NAIDOC community event will return to Jamison Park from 10am to 3pm on Friday 7 July 2023. This fun and inclusive event will feature performances from First Nations artists, workshops, stalls, a free BBQ and more. Come along and enjoy a great day celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, heritage and history!

See below for our program of free NAIDOC events and activities or download the PDF program


Penrith NAIDOC - Main Event
10am to 3pm, Friday 7 July   
Jamison Park, South Penrith

Council’s main NAIDOC community event will return to Jamison Park! This fun and inclusive event will feature performances from First Nations artists, workshops, stalls, a free BBQ and more.   

For more information on our main NAIDOC event download our:

Fact Sheet

Site Map

What's On Program

Transport options:
A shuttle service for the event is available to and from Penrith Train Station (Thornton side of the Station in Lord Sheffield Cct.) - bookings essential. Eligible Elders can apply for transport from their home to the Penrith NAIDOC event. For more information and to book a seat, please contact Active Care Network  or 02 4722 3083 (press 2). Booking must be made by Thursday 29th June.

NAIDOC Storytime
10.30am, Tuesday 27 June at St Marys Library   
10.30am, Wednesday 28 June at Penrith Library   
10.30am, Thursday 29 June at St Clair Library   
Suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years and their parents, grandparents or carer. No bookings required. 

Interactive Display Craft Activity
Sunday 2 July to Sunday 9 July 
Penrith City Library 
St Marys Library  
St Clair Library  
Drop into any branch of the Penrith City Libraries and decorate a paper hand to be included in our NAIDOC display. No booking required.

Nepean Hospital NAIDOC Celebration of our Elders
10am to 12pm, Monday 2 July (launch event) 
Nepean Hospital, South Block, Derby Street, Kingswood 
Various photos of Elders and artworks will be unveiled and displayed for the week. Community health centres will also participate in the visual displays throughout the week and official unveilings.  
Check the Nepean Blue Mountains Aboriginal Health Facebook page for updates.

Family Film Screening – In My Blood It Runs 
2pm, Wednesday 5 July 
- Penrith Library – Book here
- St Marys Library - Book here
An intimate and compassionate observational documentary from the perspective of a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy in Alice Springs, Australia, struggling to balance his traditional Arrernte/Garrwa upbringing with a state education.  Refreshments provided. Bookings essential. 

Penrith NAIDOC 2023: Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Culture Twilight Markets 
3pm–7pm, Friday 14 July 
Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation, 51-57 Henry St, Penrith  
This event shows appreciation to our Elders and highlights the importance of our Elders' knowledge, ensuring their wisdom is not lost but celebrated. There’ll be yarns by the fire, and market stalls selling art, food and other items.

Dates & Times

No upcoming occurrences.