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.

An Annual Gerneral Meeting (AGM) is held every year to consider to nominations and elect the next Aboriginal Refernce Group. The membership terms are for two years with 50% of the membership coming up for election one year and the other 50% in the next, in order to maintain continuity. If positions for membership become available during the year then new nominations can be considered.

Member Nomination Form 


  • 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

Annual General Meeting

Please note that the upcoming Annual General Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 3 December 2019 has now been postponed out of respect for the passing of Local Elder Reverend Garlett AM.

​The meeting will be rescheduled in early 2020.

Contact the Aboriginal Community Development Officer on the details below for further information. 

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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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.