About Aboriginal Services

The City acknowledges we stand on the traditional land of the Nyungar people. The City employs an Aboriginal Community Development Officer to help coordinate the City’s work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

The City of Cockburn acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyungar people as traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respect to the people, country and continuing culture.

Nyungar is the name for people whose ancestors lived in the South West of Western Australia. Beeliar is one of the clans of the Whadjuk group of Nyungar. What we know today as the City of Cockburn is traditionally Beeliar Boodjar.

Our Vision for Reconciliation – English language

The City’s vision for reconciliation is to create an inclusive community with strong relationships across cultures based on mutual respect and understanding. Our actions will contribute to the goal of closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians so that all people can be valued and participate fully in the Cockburn community.

Our Vision for Reconciliation – Nyungar language

Nidja City Cockburn baal djinang dandjoo-koorl moort-al warn moorditj kenyak yambo boola-boola dudjarak koordoodjinyal wer kaadadjiny. Ngaalang warn boorder-be dandidin djit kardakor Nyungar wer Torres Strait Islander wer warma noonakutt wagbella ali bandang moort baalap booder-be yokiny wer banga Cockburn moort.

(Nyungar language translation by Sealin Garlett & Charmaine Bennell)

Aboriginal Community Development Officer

The City’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer assists with Building and strengthening relationships between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community 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 

More information and contact

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

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9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

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

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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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this website may contain images and voices of deceased persons.