Staff dressed in Aboriginal colours

Staff show their true colours for NAIDOC Week

Teams across Austin Health dressed in Aboriginal colours on Friday to send off what has been Austin Health's best-attended NAIDOC Week yet. 

The launch event on Tuesday attracted a crowd that was approximately double the size of last year's, while attendance at the NAIDOC March on Friday 5 July was up 40 per cent.

The children and teachers at the Austin Childcare Centre were the undoubted stars of the week, winning the team category in the NAIDOC Awards, performing at the launch, dressing in Aboriginal colours on Friday, and putting together a wonderful Acknowledgement of Country - together with the team from the Ngarra Jarra Aboriginal Health team - which reads:

"At Austin Childcare Centre, we thank the traditional custodians of this land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We promise to respect their land, their people, their animals and Elders. We will care every day for the plants, animals, water and people of the Wurundjeri Country and each day we will treat this land better than we did the day before."

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and is held at Austin Health every year.

If you have any feedback on this year's events or ideas for next year, please email 


Childcare staff and children