Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander overview

We support reconciliation

Randwick City Council supports the significance of reconciliation and is committed to working together with all members of the community towards the achievement of a reconciled nation.

Council's Reconciliation Statement outlines ways in which, as a community, we can build on progress towards reconciliation.

Identifying needs of the local Indigenous community

Council, in consultation with the Indigenous community, works to identify the needs of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and provides advice, support and information to meet these needs.

Council participation and facilitation

Council participates in the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Forum (ERLGATSIF), convenes the Randwick City Council Aboriginal Advisory Group and facilitates the Eastern Suburbs Aboriginal NGO Service Provider Forum.

NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week

Randwick City Council is actively involved with the local community in planning and delivering NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week activities.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s who sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July each year. It's a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and society. We encourage all Australians to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place across the nation during NAIDOC Week.

Koojay Corroboree

Koojay Corroboree is held at Coogee Beach each year. This free event celebrates National Reconciliation Week. Featuring a traditional ceremonial  Corroboree with cultural dancing as well as Indigenous displays, workshops and marketplace, this event is aimed at increasing the understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

Service Directory

Council produces and distributes the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Directory. The directory provides up to date information on local service providers and programs.

More information

For further information on these services, please contact us.

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