​Aboriginal Engagement

The City of Stirling acknowledges the Nyoongar People as the traditional custodians of this land and pays its respect to the Elders past and present.

Our nation is home to the oldest continuous living culture in the world which is something we as Australians can all take pride in.

Stirling is a City that prides itself on protecting and celebrating its heritage.

Acknowledgement of this land's first peoples is an important aspect of this and something that we at Stirling have been working hard to promote.

2014 Premiers Awards

In November 2014, the City of Stirling was awarded the prestigious Premiers Award in the Improving Aboriginal Outcomes category for our 'Mooro Country Tours' to the public and 'Cultural Orientation Tours' for new migrants with a strong emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture as a part of these tours. The City conducted these tours in partnership with the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group. For more information on Mooro Country Tours, please contact the Aboriginal Engagement Officer on (08) 9205 8555.​

Aboriginal Engagement Officer

The City's Aboriginal Engagement Officer is the driving force for implementing the Reconciliation Action Plan and engaging in development activities with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.
The Engagement officer works closely with local Elders and Aboriginal community groups to support their activities and provide direct linkages to the City of Stirling.
The Aboriginal Engagement Officer also advises the City in relation to protocol, engagement strategies and community connections to the Aboriginal community.
For more information please contact the Aboriginal Engagement Officer on (08) 9205 8555.

Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Resource Centre

The City of Stirling is pleased to support the development of the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Resource Centre. Funded by Lotterywest, the former Warriapendi Pre Primary has been converted into a resource centre for the community.
Building works were completed at the end of July 2015, and the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group had the official opening of the centre on Thursday the 12th November 2015.
The community group aims to develop programs and projects that support the Aboriginal community, provide education about Aboriginal culture and history to the wider community and celebrate the contribution of Aboriginal people to Australia.

More information visit the Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Resource Centre website

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The City of Stirling is pleased to have launched its very first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)2014-2016. The RAP was developed in conjunction with community members, Aboriginal Elders, service providers and City of Stirling staff and outlines the City's actions in working towards achieving our vision of reconciliation.
Reconciliation is about unity and respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Indigenous Australians. It is about respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and valuing justice and equity for all Australians.
The City of Stirling and its community partners will work towards building a stronger community in which relationships are based on respect, appreciation and understanding of each other's cultures, traditions and lifestyles.

To view the RAP please follow this link: Reconciliation Action Plan

Mooro Nyoongar Katitjin Bidi (Mooro People's Knowledge Trail)

City of Stirling falls into the area called Mooro Boodjar (country).

The Mooro people traditionally lived in extended family groups, caring for country through cultural ceremonies such as song, dance and use of fire.

Mooro People Knowledge Trail
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