The City of Stirling recognised the significant contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to the City of Stirling, and acknowledges the Wadjak People of the Nyoongar Nation as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land in which we live. The City is also committed to providing opportunities for recognition and celebration of Aboriginal people's contribution to our local community, and this webpage provides readers with information regarding local Aboriginal services, resources, community and recreational activities. For more information on the City's commitment to Reconciliation, please click here.

Community Resources and Support

  • Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group: Wadjak is a not-for-profit centre which assists in empowering Aboriginal people to support each other in living healthy, culturally rich lives with access to education and employment opportunities in a strong and safe community.              Phone: (08) 9342 0708  Wadjak Website

  • Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service: Derbarl Yerrigan provides a cultural model of health service delivery to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the Perth metropolitan region. Phone: (08) 9344 0444  Derbarl Yerrigan Website
  • Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA): AHCWA acts as a forum to lead the development of Aboriginal Health Policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, and to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal Communities. Phone: (08) 9227 1631 AHCWA Website
  • Ebenezer Home: The Ebenezer Home is a specialist homelessness service providing support and accommodation to young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This includes a crisis refuge for females and transitional accommodation for males and females. Phone: (08) 9440 1736  Ebenezer Home Website

Other Useful Links

Cultural Tourism 

  • Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery: Aboriginal cultural activities, talks, performances and bush tucker, as well as a gallery featuring local Aboriginal art, hand painted gifts and Australian made souvenirs. Phone: 0411 112 450  Maalinup Website
  • Bindi Bindi Dreaming: Be immersed with significant cultural knowledge and information as well as seeing, touching and smelling the wonders of the natural bushland that people still have in connection to this country. Bindi Bindi Dreaming Website
  • Indigenous Tours: Experience some of Perth's most iconic locations through the ancient dreamtime stories of the region's earliest and original inhabitants, the Wadjuk People.  Indigenous Tours Website

Other Useful Links 

 

Cultural Information 

  • State Library of Western Australia  - The Storylines Project:  The State Library of Western Australia in Perth is host to The Storylines Project which allows members of the public access to an online archive to explore heritage material from the library's collection relating to Western Australian Aboriginal history. The project offers the opportunity to view the contents of Storylines, giving access to the unrestricted contents, which include photographs, the ability to print or comment on the photographs, and, a growing number of oral histories, movies, sounds, historical documents. Storylines will assist the library in the digital return of photos and other materials directly to Aboriginal families, communities and people. The project team welcomes any information regarding the items in the archive that will assist in identifying places, stories and people in the photographs or other materials. Storylines Website
  • Boodjar Nyungar Placenames: Identifies Nyungar placenames and meanings prior to colonial settlement and makes available a number of resources for public educational use. Boodjar Nyungar Placenames Website

  • Kaartdijin Noongar – Sharing Noongar Knowledge Cultural Information: Operated by the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC), the aim of the Kaartdijin website is to share the richness of Aboriginal knowledge, culture and history in order to strengthen the local Aboriginal community and promote wider understanding. Phone: (08) 9358 7400 Kaartdijin Noongar Website

  • Noongarpedia: Noongarpedia is a collaborative project to add Noongar names to Wikimedia projects. Noongarpedia Website

 

Education and Employment