The Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution and achievements of Aboriginal* communities in Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven local government areas.
The 2022 awards were hosted by Wollongong City Council on Saturday 30 July.
In line with the 2022 NAIDOC Week theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! the awards dinner was an opportunity to “encourage all of us to champion institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative change while celebrating those who have already driven and led change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities over generations.”
See the information at the bottom of this page for more videos.
Congratulations to our 2022 winners, and to all our nominees.
|Aboriginal Elder of the Year (Male)||Uncle Peter Button|
|Aboriginal Elder of the Year (Female)||Aunty Jodie Stewart|
|Aboriginal Community Representative of the Year||Dr Jodi Edwards|
|Aboriginal Young Achiever of the Year (Male)||Aidan Whitehall|
|Aboriginal Young Achiever of the Year (Female)||Alira Morgan|
|Aboriginal Community Volunteer of the Year||Julie Street-Smith|
|Aboriginal Organisation of the Year||Illawarra Koori Men's Support Group|
|Outstanding Contribution to Reconciliation (Aboriginal or Non-Aboriginal)||
You can read more about our 2022 winners in the awards media release.
*Note: 'Aboriginal' includes Torres Strait Islander people.
The videos below were produced for the 2021 Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards.
History of the Local Government Regional NAIDOC Awards
Joining of the Sands
Proudly supported by Aboriginal Affairs NSW and the National Indigenous Australians Agency.