Aboriginal Community Development

The Aboriginal Community Development Officer provides information and supports culturally appropriate programs, activities and events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, families, children and individuals living in the City of Cockburn.

This includes:

  • Managing the City's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and advising schools on RAPs
  • Coordinating the City's Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG)
  • Working with relevant stakeholders to support appropriate consultation and engagement with the Aboriginal community
  • Assisting with information on cultural awareness training, and culturally appropriate support services
  • Assisting with communication between the Aboriginal community and the City of Cockburn
  • Supporting Aboriginal parents and grandparents in the 'My Time' group run by Cockburn Support Services and Cockburn Parenting Service
  • Delivering activities during Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week celebrations. Schools are welcome to attend and be involved in these events.


The City has developed free resources which can be provided to schools on request: Contact the Aboriginal Community Development Officer on 08 9411 3444 or email [email protected]

Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre

The Cultural Centre, to be located in Bibra Lake, will be a place of recognition and learning about Nyungar culture, language, music, art and dance. It will include a Visitors Information Centre and café, an interpretive Aboriginal cultural space with an historical timeline and Dreamtime stories, hands-on educational activities and interactive displays.

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre opens in a new window webpage for more information or contact 08 9411 3444. 

New in 2022

  • Reconciliation Action Plan Forum for Educators in partnership with Reconciliation WA.

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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.