Aboriginal Services and Contacts

Aboriginal Community Development Officer

The City’s Aboriginal Community Development Officers assists with building and strengthening relationships between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the City of Cockburn by:

  • Promoting and encouraging community development programs and activities 
  • Raising awareness of Aboriginal culture and history 
  • ​Provision of information and support
  • Developing  a high level of cultural competency across the organisation and the Cockburn community via training, events, projects and services
  • Coordinating the City's Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) ensuring administrative support and a cooperative working relationship to assist with areas of interest
  • Playing a key role in the development and implementation of the City's Strategic Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and embedding the plan across the organisation and the broader community
  • Developing cultural competency and understanding of aboriginal culture and history through culturally appropriate training, services and practices
  • Strengthening and building the capacity of current and new local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, using a community development approach.

Aboriginal activities and events

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can connect with the City’s Aboriginal Services through City run activities events and programs.

For a full list of events which may be of interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please visit the Events and Workshops webpage.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can also participate in the City’s Events, Social Clubs and Support Groups.

Useful links and resources

More information and contact

For more information call 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected].



Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.