Penrith City Council Celebrates NAIDOC Week 2024

Together with our community, Penrith City Council will celebrate NAIDOC Week 2024 with the return of its highly anticipated NAIDOC community event at Jamison Park from 10am to 3pm on Friday 12 July 2024.  

The event program has been prepared in consultation with First Nations people and pays respect to the Dharug and Gundungarra Traditional Owners as well as all other First Nations people who call Penrith home. 

The beloved cultural event will have plenty on offer including performances from local Traditional Owners as well as other First Nations artists. The Caring for Country Corridor will return and will be curated by

Muru Mittigar a local Aboriginal organisation that has cared for the rich biodiversity and cultural landscape of the Cumberland Plain for many years.

The event will also feature artisan market stalls, cultural workshops, deadly touch tag, a health tent, a free community BBQ lunch, First Nations food trucks and much more.  

The event embraces the 2024 NAIDOC theme, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak Loud and Proud’ which celebrates the resilient spirit of Penrith’s First Nations community and invites all to stand in solidarity, amplifying the voices that have long been silenced. 

Penrith Mayor Todd Carney said that NAIDOC Week is a special time for the community to come together to celebrate the unique histories, cultures and achievements of First Nations peoples. 

“We can’t wait to once again celebrate NAIDOC Week with our community event at Jamison Park. I encourage everyone to come along and join the fun as we celebrate and recognise our First Nations communities” Cr Carney said. 

“We also thank the many local services and event sponsors who assist to make this day a truly unique and special event.”

Major sponsors for the 2024 Penrith NAIDOC event include: 

• Gold sponsor – Main Stage: Quitline – supporting your journey towards a smoke and vape free life, Aboriginal counsellors are available who provide culturally safe and individually tailored support.

• Silver sponsor – Elders Tent: SBS NITV 

• Bronze sponsor – Caring for Country Corridor: Western Sydney International Airport   

• Aboriginal Affairs NSW who connect, listen, advocate and enable Aboriginal communities to lead accountability and change across government.

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Photo Caption: Jannawi Dance Clan

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