2022 Kullarri NAIDOC Festival

24/6/22 – 10/7/22

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Kullarri NAIDOC Awards Presentation

Saturday 2nd July

The Kullarri NAIDOC Awards Presentation allows us to recognise and acknowledge the hard work of people in our communities and show our gratitude to them as they continue to strive making our community better for everyone.

There will be amazing food and a special live performance provided by Footprince!

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Gimme Club.

Fully licensed bar.

Cocktail food.

Reconciliation Walk

Friday 24th June

Phone: (08) 9194 9999

Time: 9:00am to 9:30am

Venue: Meet outside the NIAA building on Short street

The 2022 Kullarri NAIDOC Reconciliation Walk marks the commencement of NAIDOC activities in the Kullarri region. This short walk brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, local schools and Indigenous organisations to show their support of reconciliation in modern Australia.

Opening Ceremony

Friday 24th June

Phone: (08) 9194 9999

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Venue: Our Lady Queen of Peace lawn, Weld Street

The Reconciliation Walk culminates in the official Opening Ceremony on the shady lawns of the Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral. Be greeted by Traditional Owners, learn about the achievements of our local people, listen to local school choirs and watch Indigenous performers showcase various aspects of local Indigenous culture.

Garnduwa Corporate Cup

3v3 Basketball Carnival

Friday 24th June

Phone: (08) 9195 5751

Time: 4:00pm to 7:30pm

Venue: BRAC Outdoor Courts, Cable Beach Road East

This 3 on 3 Streetball Basketball Carnival encourages Kullarri based organisations to enter a team and take on the challenge. Get your best team together, get ready to have some fun and Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

Broome Country Music Night – NAIDOC Special

Friday 24th June

Time: 6:00pm

Venue: Gimme Club, 7 Blackman Street


Cable Beach Primary School NAIDOC celebrations

Monday 27th June   8:30 am – 9:15am

Wednesday 29th June   8:30am – 12:35pm

Phone: (08) 9194 7300

Venue: Cable Beach Primary School, Dakas St, Broome

At Cable Beach Primary School we will be having an opening to mark the start of our NAIDOC week celebrations. The School / community rotations on Wednesday will be a great opportunity for the school to get involved in an exhibition that involves dancing, damper making, boomerang making and more. This will allow knowledge to be passed on to students and staff and the wider community through the Indigenous ways of listening, watching and doing.

Broome North Primary School NAIDOC celebrations

27th June – 1st July

Phone: (08) 9195 3000

Time: events throughout the week

Venue: Broome North Primary School, Tanami Drive, Broome North


Roebuck Primary School NAIDOC celebrations

27th June – 1st July

Phone: (08) 9192 3377

Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm

Venue: Roebuck Primary School, Crn Spoonbill Ave and Sanderling

Monday morning commences our NAIDOC week with an Assembly. We have a school performance with a local community member coming in to perform a dance to this year’s theme. Our choir also performs a song and we have our team captains and councillors along with student reps read out from different areas and action teams about the significance of NAIDOC and the theme.

Activities are through the middle of week and we end with hosting our annual Naidoc Cup footy match between our Year 6s and La Grange Community School.


 SSJG Heritage Centre NAIDOC Carnival

Wednesday 29th June

Phone: 0428 692 993

Time: 10am to 2pm

Venue: SSJG Heritage Centre, 9 Barker Street

The Heritage Centre will showcase the history of the Aboriginal people in the Kimberley through relationships developed with the Sisters of St John of God since 1907. Enjoy a tour of the Relationships Exhibition with local guides, experience the digital collection & hear stories & memories of those who grew up around Broome and the SSJG Sisters. Visit displays by the Catholic Education Office, Centacare Kimberley, Far North Community Services and many others to learn about their programs.

We have entertainment by local musicians and storytellers sharing local history, languages and culture. See the benefits of coming together to share & discover the importance of this site to the local people.

Light refreshments provided & all are welcome.

Ramu Film Night

29th June

Organisation: Ramu 

Phone: 0417094287

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Gimme Club – 7 Blackman Street Broome

Come and join us for a night of Indigenous films that celebrate the NAIDOC theme of “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!”. Enjoy local and national films that celebrate Indigenous storytelling, our heroes and our way of life. There will be a small selection of short films (including the premiere of locally produced film – The Lost Crystals of Jessica’s Room) as well as the feature documentary “Wash my Soul in the River’s Flow” , a cinematic reinvention of a legendary concert collaboration between Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Paul Grabowsky and the 22-piece Australian Art Orchestra. The film is a portrait of artists at the peak of their powers and a profoundly moving story of loss, love and what it means to truly come “home”.

KLC Film Night

Thursday  30th June

Organisation: Kimberley Land Council

Time: 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Phone: 91940100

Venue: Gimme Club, 7 Blackman Street, Broome

The Kimberley Land Council will be presenting a night of celebration and information by way of a film festival.

The lineup includes a range of KLC films about the importance of country as well as the “Voices of the River” series.

Nagula Jarndu NAIDOC Art Exhibition

Exhibition: Wednesday June 27th – 3rd July  10:00am – 3:00pm

Organisation: Nagula Jarndu

Opening: Thursday 30th June  5:00pm – 8:00pm

Phone: 0499 330 708

Venue: Liyan-ngan Nyirrwa Wellbeing Centre – Nyamba Buru Yawuru, 55 Reid Rd Broome.


UNDA Broome NAIDOC Event

Friday 1st July

Organisation: The University of Notre Dame

Time: 8:00am – 12:30pm

Phone: 9192 0670

Venue: The University of Notre Dame, 88 Guy St, Broome WA 6725

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus will hold a daytime NAIDOC themed event from 8:00am in the morning through to 12:30pm. We will start our event with a speech on the 2022 NAIDOC theme. Attendees will have the choice to participate in a group activity called the ‘Privilege Walk’. A member from Yirriman women will be talk about Bush Medicine products and their industry. Guests will be entertained by local aboriginal dancers. Morning Tea will be provided during a small break. After morning tea guest will have the choice to participate in a group art piece. We will have also host an aboriginal known song writer and singer perform a couple of songs. To wrap things up, we will then provide lunch which will be an opportunity for people to get to know each other. The event will end with a thank you and farewell from the University.



Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation Open Day Activities

Friday 1st July

Phone: (08) 9193 6502

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: Kimberley Stolen Generation Aboriginal Corporation, 28 Barker St, Broome WA 6725


Open Day including entertainment, food, information stalls, come along and enjoy morning tea of damper and fruit, bbq lunch and afternoon tea of our famous cake. Be entertained by local musicians, visit the information stall and just relax in our beautiful grounds


NAIDOC Football Match

Broome Saints v Peninsula Bombers

Saturday 2nd July

Phone: 0417 094 287

Time: Woman’s Game @ 1:30pm, Men’s game @ 4:00pm

Venue: Father McMahon Field, BRAC

The annual NAIDOC Football Matchs sees traditional rivals Broome Saints and the Peninsula Bombers go head to head in the chase for the perpetual Kullarri NAIDOC Trophy, in both the women’s and men’s competitions. Both clubs have close ties with the Kullarri Indigenous community and this is a much anticipated match for both clubs and the clubs and their supporters will come together at the end for presentation and a sausage sizzle.

Missa Terra Spiritus Sancti

Sunday 3rd July

Phone: (08) 9193 5888

Time: 9am to 12pm

Venue: Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, 32 Weld Street

On the Catholic Church calendar in Australia, on the 1st Sunday in July we celebrate ATSI Sunday (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday). In Broome we celebrate this Mass with Missa Terra Spiritus Sancti – Mass of the Land of the Holy Spirit. This Mass allows us to translate the Mass parts and prayers in Yawuru and sing hymns in languages from neighbouring communities like Bidyadanga and the Dampier Peninsular.
It’s an opportunity to share the aboriginal peoples story and spirituality with the non-aboriginal parishioners. It’s an opportunity for our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Catholics to celebrate in prayer through their culture.
This is always followed by a shared morning tea with various activities to showcase art/dance and song.

PCYC and Department of Youth Justice NAIDOC Celebration

Thursday 7th July

Phone: (08) 9192 6500

Time: 3pm to 7pm

Venue: PCYC, 4 Scott Street, Broome WA 6725

PCYC and Department of Youth Justice are teaming up to have a family event celebrating culture and resilience. There will be a number of stations with a focus on sharing the importance of culture, including bead making, dance and face-painting.

Yagarrmabulanyji Jarndunil – (women coming together)

Thursday 7th July

Organisation: Nyamba Buru Yawuru

Phone: (08) 9192 9600

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Venue: Gabunyanya – Crab Creek

This is a women only event


We have a proud history of getting up, standing up, and showing up.

From the frontier wars and our earliest resistance fighters to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities fighting for change today—we continue to show up.

Now is our time. We cannot afford to lose momentum for change.

We all must continue to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and keep rallying around our mob, our Elders, our communities.

Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism—we must do it together.

It must be a genuine commitment by all of us to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and support and secure institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms.

It’s also time to celebrate the many who have driven and led change in our communities over generations—they have been the heroes and champions of change, of equal rights and even basic human rights.

Getting Up, Standing Up, and Showing Up can take many forms.

We need to move beyond just acknowledgement, good intentions, empty words and promises, and hollow commitments. Enough is enough.

The relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non‑Indigenous Australians needs to be based on justice, equity, and the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! with us to amplify our voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!


-NAIDOC 2022