Event status:
Coming soon
Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July 2024
Friday 3-6pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Main Square
Fed Square
Narrm (Melbourne)



Further information:
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NAIDOC 2024<br>KHT NAIDOC Market

The 2024 National NAIDOC Week theme is Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud

The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of First Peoples cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced. It is a symbol of connection to the land, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“Blak, Loud and Proud” encapsulates the unapologetic celebration of First Peoples identity, empowering us to stand tall in our heritage and assert our place in the modern world. This theme calls for a reclamation of narratives, an amplification of voices, and an unwavering commitment to justice and equality.

KHT is proud to present a special First Peoples market for NAIDOC, spanning two days at Fed Square.

Over 25 stalls showcasing First Peoples cultural objects, craft, design, fashion, jewellery, gifts and more. Plus an Elders’ Lounge and free drop-in workshops with Sammy Trist (Gum Leaf Painting), Tania Rossi (Gum Nut Necklace) and Ange Jeffery (Deadly Bracelet Making). While visiting, take the opportunity to view the final days of our current exhibition JXSH MVIR Forever I Live.

Our market on Friday 12 July also coincides with NAIDOC IN THE CITY presented by the City of Melbourne, featuring live entertainment on the Fed Square main stage, and the coming together of community with food, give-aways and fun events.

NAIDOC in the City will be offering face painting, basketball and free arts and crafts.  And a BBQ supported by Fire Rescue Victoria with all proceeds going to Koorie Academy Basketball.

Stage Program Friday 12 July:
Dylan Clarke
First Nations Calisthenics Club
Mau Power
Briggs (Headline)
Culture Evolve Dance Group
Alice Skye
Deans of Soul

While on Saturday 13 July head across Fed Square to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia to enjoy a day of free celebrations featuring art, workshops, film screenings and artist talks for all ages.

Participating stallholders 

  • Amber Days
  • Art by Bronwyn David
  • Bagoorrk ngiitj (Women Together)
  • Barkindji Maraura Elders Environment Team (BMEET)
  • by MHJ
  • Cameron Benson
  • Chic n Co Design
  • Creed Custom Designs
  • Deadly Wears
  • Galarra Creations
  • Haus of Dizzy
  • Ilan Style
  • JanGal
  • Jazzyskye Designs
  • Karroongcraft
  • KaToBi
  • Kazza’s Indigenous Arts
  • Kinya Lerrk
  • Mabu Mabu
  • Macooloma Arts
  • Mana Dreaming
  • Marbeangrook Designs
  • Mick’s Woodcraft
  • Morgan’s Art & Such
  • Nharebulagana
  • Nurratj Galnya – Dream Sweet
  • Wiimpatja Nhuungku Designs
  • Revir Ruhtra
  • Tigsart
  • Yarn Strong Sista
  • Yulaa-li

The First Peoples NAIDOC Market is proudly supported by the National Indigenous Australians Agency, the Aboriginal Melbourne team at the City of Melbourne, Fed Square and NITV SBS

Design by Jenna Lee