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NAIDOC Week - Cultural Celebrations

NAIDOC Week - Cultural Celebration


NAIDOC Cultural Celebration


Due to the number of new COVID-19 cases in the community, lockdown will be extended in South East Queensland, including Redlands Coast, until 4pm, Sunday 8 August.

Unfortunately the NAIDOC Cultural Celebration, scheduled for Saturday 7 August, has been cancelled.  

The NAIDOC 2021 theme – Heal Country! - invites the nation to embrace First Nations’ cultural knowledge and understanding of the connection between Country and Culture as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations across Redlands Coast.

Proudly presented by Redland City Council, the FREE NAIDOC cultural celebrations will be held on the rescheduled date of Saturday 7 August from 9am-1pm at Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland, showcasing Redlands Coast’s traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists.

Come and enjoy performances featuring:

  • Renowned Torres Strait Island singer/songwriter Chris Tamwoy with special guest Tania-Rose Gibuma
  • Quandamooka local song-man Josh Walker and the Yulu-Burri-Ba dancers
  • Influential contemporary Indigenous musician Joe Geia and his band
  • Quandamooka cultural demonstrations by Matt Burns
  • Australian South Sea Islander and Aboriginal singer/songwriter Georgia Corowa
  • Performances by the Wagga Torres Strait Island Dance Company
  • Traditional Weaving Workshops, arts and craft activities and more!

The FREE celebrations will also include a traditional smoking ceremony and interactive dance workshops, as well as traditional arts and crafts activities. 

There will be artworks by Quandamooka artists for sale, traditional weaving workshops and a sand art display.

Stay for lunch and try the offerings from food trucks and community barbeques.

Event Details

When: 9.00am-1.00pm, Saturday 7 August 2021

Where: Raby Bay Harbour Park, Shore Street West, Cleveland (opposite the Cleveland Train Station)

What: NAIDOC cultural celebration event featuring: Traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists  | Live stage entertainment by some of our finest local talent including Chris Tamwoy | Cultural smoking ceremony and traditional dance workshops  | Sand art display | Arts and Craft activities | Cultural Demonstrations | Weaving workshops | Market stalls | Community barbeques | 

COVID Safety

NAIDOC Cultural Celebrations will operate under a Government approved COVID Safe Event Checklist.  This format will facilitate contact tracing and manage attendance numbers.

To keep attendees safe, COVID safe measures will be implemented including QR code registration for contact tracing, social distancing signage, hand sanitiser stations and enhanced cleaning protocols.

When attending the NAIDOC Cultural Celebrations please help us to stay COVID-safe by:

  • wearing a mask at all times during the event, except when eating and drinking.
  • washing your hands regularly! There will be plenty of hand sanitiser stations located around the event.
  • practicing good respiratory etiquette and wear a mask if you are unable to keep distance from others
  • maintaining physical distancing – keep a 1.5m distance from others at all times including in queues
  • following instructions by the COVID-safe event monitors
  • ensuring you sign in and out of the event via the QR code to adhere to contact tracing requirements at the event
  • downloading and activating the COVID-Safe app

Please stay home if:  

  • you are feeling unwell, or displaying COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or other symptoms
  • you are currently being tested for COVID-19
  • you have been in recent close contact with a person who has returned a positive COVID-19 result
  • you have recently travelled overseas or to a declared hotspot in the past 14 days

How do I get there?

By train

Travel by train to Cleveland, with a short walk across the road to Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland.

For further information or to plan your train journey visit the TransLink website.

By car

Free parking will be available in Cleveland.

Some changed traffic conditions will be in place so please allow extra time.

What can I bring?

Bring yourselves and your families of course. Chairs, blankets, picnics, food and drinks can be brought in. However no glass, metal cutlery or alcohol is permitted.

Please refer to the full list of allowed and prohibited items.

Permitted items:

  • Hat, sunscreen, glasses
  • Poncho
  • Water
  • Picnic blanket
  • Small picnic and camping chair (The area closest to the stage will be reserved for blankets only no chairs)
  • Cabin-sized esky

Prohibited items:

  • No Alcohol and illegal substance
  • No Large Umbrellas, tents or tables
  • No Glass/Sharp objects, metal cutlery or weapons
  • No Bean bags, Large deck chairs or reclining chairs
  • No Flammable or explosive items or liquids
  • No Lasers, Laser Pointers and torches
  • No Drones or unmanned aircrafts 
  • No pets except for service animals e.g. guide dogs and assistant dogs
  • No unauthorised advertising materials

It is a condition of entry for all event attendees that the prohibited items are not brought into the event venue. Security will conduct bag checks upon entry into the venue. This is for the safety, security and comfort of all event attendees.

Illegal items will be confiscated

Non-illegal items that are prohibited at the event will need to be removed and taken back to the event attendees vehicle.


NAIDOC Cultural Celebrations at Raby Bay Harbour Park is wheelchair accessible.

For any other special assistance inquiries, please contact the events team via email at

Further information

For more information, please contact the events team via email at