Aboriginal Reference Group

Aboriginal Reference Group

The Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) meets regularly to communicate with the City, strengthen understanding and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Aboriginal Reference Group is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members who live, work or are actively involved in the Cockburn community.

The group objectives are to:

  • Liaise between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the City of Cockburn
  • Encourage communication, participation and the sharing of information and knowledge
  • Provide leadership, advocacy and advice to Council
  • Strengthen understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, history and achievements

It is is a two year term for membership, with a General Meeting held every two years to consider nominations and elect the next Aboriginal Reference Group.
If positions for membership become available during the year then new nominations can be considered. Those interested in membership should contact the City to discuss their interest and ensure they have read and are in agreement with the Terms of Reference and Meeting Guidelines.

More information and contact

Contact the Aboriginal Community Development Officer for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at customer@cockburn.wa.gov.au

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PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
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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.