Wollongong City Council is committed to reconciliation, and to celebrating and supporting local Aboriginal communities.
We do this in a number of ways.
Aboriginal Reference Group
The Aboriginal Reference Group gives advice to Council about issues that affect local communities.
Aboriginal Engagement Framework
Council has developed an Aboriginal Engagement Framework PDF, 5255.53 KB to support our staff to engage with the Aboriginal community in a meaningful, respectful and culturally appropriate way.
You can also download an accessible Word version of the Aboriginal Engagement Framework DOCX, 46.05 KB.
Reconciliation Action Plan
We've developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with our local communities. It explains our commitment and vision to create an inclusive and connected community where Aboriginal people feel a sense of pride and belonging.
You can also download an accessible Word version of our RAP DOCX, 54.58 KB.
NAIDOC Week Grants
Council has a funding program to support not-for-profit groups organising events for NAIDOC Week. See our NAIDOC Week Grants page for details.
Lord Mayor's Reconciliation Morning Tea
An annual event for local Aboriginal Elders and community leaders.
Lord Mayor's Elders NAIDOC Luncheon
An opportunity for Aboriginal Elders to be acknowledged and celebrated.
Regional NAIDOC Awards Dinner
Council is a member of the organising committee of this celebration of the achievements of local Aboriginal Elders, Aboriginal community members and organisations in Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven local government areas.
(Note: 'Aboriginal' includes Torres Strait Islander people).
Sandon Point Joint Management Agreement
Council and our Aboriginal community work together to protect and promote Aboriginal culture, heritage and connection to this significant Aboriginal site.
Welcome To and Acknowledgement of Country Protocol
For more information about Council's programs and services for the Aboriginal community, please email or call Council’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer on (02) 4227 7111.