Programs & Impact

2019 NASCA NAIDOC Youth Conference & Gala Awards

2019 marks the inaugural year of the NASCA NAIDOC Youth Conference and Gala Awards. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. This event is a great opportunity to participate and celebrate in NAIDOC Week to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Based on the 2019 NAIDOC Theme of “Voice, Treaty, Truth,” our events focuses on “Voice”. It is an opportunity to bring together NASCA students from our seven Sydney schools in an all day conference environment where they will hear from prominent Aboriginal speakers and have the opportunity to share (and feel empowered by) their voices.

Following the Conference, high achieving students will be recognised and rewarded at our Awards Gala. We will also be joined by their families, funders and key Community Stakeholders.


Do you know an awesome NASCA student who is excelling in one of the following categories?

  • Cultural Pride & Identity
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Sport
  • Creative Arts
  • Community Service
  • Youth of the Year (Male and Female)

Click here to nominate them today! Nominations close Wednesday 19 June. Award winners to be announced at the Awards Gala.

As part of the Awards administration, a Youth Advisory Committee will be established. The Committee is a student advisory group who will help determine the 2019 NASCA NAIDOC Youth Award finalists. Students elected to be on the Advisory Committee will be exposed to and gain skills in corporate governance and leadership

Event details

Date: Friday 5 July 2019

Conference : 11am – 3pm

Awards Gala: 6pm – 11pm

Location: Sydney CBD

For more information or to buy tickets please call the NASCA office on: 02 8399 3071

Click here for event information and to purchase tickets.


If you would like to partner with us on the event, click here for a copy of our Sponsorship packages.