Each July, celebrations are held across Australia to mark NAIDOC Week. This is a time to recognise and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’

As pillars of our society, we celebrate the invaluable contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played – and continue to play – in active and significant roles to our communities, our rich history and to our nation.

Mercy Health invites all staff to join the below NAIDOC Week celebrations and activities.

Werribee Mercy Hospital 

10am, Wednesday 11 July

Learning Precinct

Acknowledgement of Country

Djirri Djirri Dance Group

Creation Stories of dances performed

Morning tea


Mercy Hospital for Women

10am, Thursday 12 July

Level 1 Concourse and Level 4 Glassed Area

Welcome to Country (Concourse)

Smoking Ceremony (Concourse)

Activities (Level 4)

Morning tea (Level 4)

Grand Round (Level 4)


Be sure to note your preferred date in your diary!

Last reviewed June 27, 2018.