The Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day is back this year after organisers were forced to cancel
the popular event for the past two years because of COVID-19.
Central Coast Local Health District’s Nunyara Aboriginal Health Unit is hosting the free, family event at
The Entertainment Grounds at Gosford Racecourse on Tuesday 5 July from 10am.
District Aboriginal Health Manager Steve Ella said the team was extremely excited for the event to be
back on and for everyone to be able to come together again and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait
“In the past the community has always been really supportive of this important day, so we look forward
to welcoming everyone back,” Mr Ella said.
Mr Ella said there would be activities and attractions for all ages on offer including:
- Health Check Hall – free health screening and advice (plus you get a FREE shirt when you do
all the checks available).
- Elders’ Precinct – a safe space for Elders.Community and Health Precinct – information on local community services.
- Children’s Precinct – fun activities for all ages.
- Koori Entertainment – a variety of dancers, singers and other performers.
- Free BBQ – will be available for everyone that attends.
Mr Ella said the Heath Check Hall was always a popular attraction on the day, providing free
screening and advice for health concerns such as diabetes, kidney, heart and lung health.
“These health checks are so important because if we are able to pick up chronic disease at the onset,
then early intervention can prevent it progressing and lead to better outcomes,” Mr Ella said.
“The NAIDOC Community Day is a great event to bring your family to. There is something to appeal to
all age groups.
“The crowd always has a great time enjoying the amazing cultural music and dance performances on
offer and the children love the kids’ precinct which includes things like face painting, jumping castles,
rock climbing and even a petting zoo.
“Don’t forget most things are undercover so the event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.”
For more information about the Central Coast NAIDOC Community Day contact Nunyara on 4320
2698. You can stay up-to-date about the event by following the Nunyara Aboriginal Health Facebook