This years National NAIDOC Award Night was jointly conducted by Narelda Jacobs and Ernie Dingo. The National NAIDOC Ball occured on Friday 12 July 2013 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and The NAIDOC Perth Ball is one of the most anticipated nights on the Aboriginal social calendar.



Please click on the links below to look at the official gallery for the event:






Narelda Jacobs is the presenter of Perth's Ten News at 5. Narelda has been a journalist at Network Ten for 13 years and is Australia’s first indigenous female news anchor for a commercial network. Narelda loves her home town of Perth, with the world's warmest people and best lifestyle. Her on air profile has given Narelda the opportunity to motivate young people to accept their social responsibilities. Narelda’s a patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Assoc WA. She’s an Ambassador for the David Wirrpanda Foundation, Breast Cancer Care WA & the Disabilities Services Commission. In 2011 she was 1 of 13 WA women who trekked Kokoda to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA.



We are very excited to announce Wadjarri/Yamatji man, Ernie Dingo, as one of our MC's for the 2013 National NAIDOC Awards Night! Ernie has worked nationally and internationally in TV, film and theatre and has won many awards throughout his career, including an Order of Australia. He has starred in several movies, including a major role in the international comedy blockbuster, Crocodile Dundee 2. He is also well-known as a long-standing host on Australian TV series, The Great Outdoors.


Announcing the 2013 National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony and Ball entertainment line-up!


With an illustrious career spanning two decades including 5 solo albums, platinum albums, sell-out musicals and Hollywood blockbusters, we are delighted to announce our final entertainer to join the National NAIDOC Awards line-up…Christine Anu!

Christine is one of Australia’s most successful female recording and performing artists and an Iconic Indigenous Australian.

We look forward to hearing all her greatest hit plus many more!




We are looking forward to the smooth tunes of Indigenous hip hop trio, The Last Kinection, at this year's National NAIDOC Awards!


TLK are made up of brother and sister Weno and Nay, and long-time friend DJ Jaytee.


They have established themselves as an empowering lyric-driven group with a progressive hip-hop feel led with heart and soul.


They were awarded Band of The Year in 2012. — with The Last Kinection.











An Indigenous woman with a ‘big voice’, solo act Mary G is going to join us at the Ball with a big helping of humour!


Mary G delivers serious messages through humour and is passionate about issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


She is heard all over the Kimberley and throughout Australia with appearances at a variety of forums and her weekly radio program, The Mary Gedarrdyu show.


Mary G’s Radio broadcasts weekly and has been transmitted 52 nights of the year since 1992 – it is now one of the longest running indigenous radio programs in Australia.



Mary G has found that one of the most effective ways of “getting the message across” is with a big helping of humour. The message delivered by her, Mary G may be done in a humorous, light-hearted way, but the message can often be deadly serious.










Welcome OZ Island to the entertainment line-up for the 2013 National NAIDOC Awards!



With their own unique style that blends a fusion of Indigenous rock reggae with a mix of tropical Island Reggae, four boys from northern Australia have added Indigenous Australian style reggae to create the band, OZ Island.


In their songs, they have their own unique style that blends a fusion of Indigenous Rock Reggae with a mix of Tropical Island Reggae known now as Oz Island Reggae.


Using a contemporary setup of drums, keys, bass, guitar, keyboards, vocals and various percussion instruments. 'We always want to make the crowd dance and have fun'.











At this year’s National NAIDOC Awards in Perth Western Australian hip hop dance group, Urban Youth Crew, will keep everyone entertained with their energetic performance including traditional Aboriginal music and dance!

UYC love to showcase their amazing young Indigenous Performers by representing Aboriginal culture through dance. Great to have you on board UYC!



Urban Youth Crew is a Western Australian Hip Hop Dance Crew consisting of Aboriginal, Maori, French, English and Non-Indigenous Australians. Our aim is to promote integration, tolerance, acceptance and participation through hip hop dance. Since forming in September 2011 UYC has had a whirlwind ride with over 70 professional performances.


Urban Youth Crew's signature that sets our crew above all other dance groups is that in every performance we include Traditional Aboriginal music, didgeridoo and dance. We want to showcase our amazing young indigenous performers and what better way to do this than represent our Aboriginal Culture through dance.

We are very proud of what Urban Youth Crew has achieved in such a short amount of time and our goal is to keep reaching different and diverse communities throughout Perth, Country Western Australia and beyond.



Our crew is made up of 13 performers. 4 Aboriginal Dancers, 3 Maori Dancers, 2 French Dancers, 2 English Dancers and 2 Non-Indigenous Australian performers. Our crews ages range from 9 to 32 years of age.















In 2013 NAIDOC Perth will not be hosting a Ball, as Perth will be the national Focus City for NAIDOC and will host the National NAIDOC Ball, which is organised by the National NAIDOC Committee.



We wish to advise that tickets have all been sold for this event.


Please go to www.naidoc.org for more information.