2020 theme. Always Was, Always Will Be.

NAIDOC Week was postponed from July this year to November due to restrictions.

NAIDOC Week 2020 acknowledges and celebrates that our nation’s story didn’t begin with documented European contact whether in 1770 or 1606 – with the arrival of the Dutch on the western coast of the Cape York Peninsula.

Always Was, Always Will Be. Recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.

Span wishes to acknowledge that we are located on the lands of the Wurundjeri people who form part of the Kulin nation. Span Community House wishes to pay our respects to their ancestors and to their elders, past and present.