27 Jun 2022
Graphic tile with black background, white text stating NAIDOC Week title and dates 3 to 10 July in red text and white speech bubbles with NAIDOC Week theme text Get Up Stand Up Show Up

The Government of South Australia is committed to the recognition and celebration of Aboriginal cultures as our First Nations people.

National NAIDOC Week

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia from 3 to 10 July  to honour and  recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

NAIDOC stand for National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee.

This year's NAIDOC Week theme is Get up! Stand up! Show up!

This theme reflects a proud history of getting up, standing up and showing up.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and celebrate one of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islander communities through activities and events held across the state and country.

Reconciliation tram

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport and Adelaide Metro are proud to support NAIDOC Week 2022 as part of our ongoing pledge to valuing Aboriginal cultures.

In recognition of this, we have the privilege of showcasing artworks created by students from the South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy (SAASTA) program from across the state on one of our trams.

This striking tram is operating through the city and along the Glenelg tram line until Monday 18 July.

Check it out, and check out the amazing stories of the artworks from the students of the academies who produced them.

See their stories

Meet the SAASTA  students who produced the reconciliation tram artworks and hear their stories.

“Our Journey” by Hills & Victor and “Our Ancestors, Our Future” by Salisbury

“Future Waves” by Port Augusta

Tram artwork profiles

NAIDOC history

NAIDOC origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920's which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

See more information and the timetable of NAIDOC history.

More information

Get all the details on NAIDOC Week news, events and information.