How to Get Involved in Reconciliation

Learn about First Nations people and culture

Learning about First Nations people and culture (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) is a crucial step towards genuine reconciliation. By understanding their rich history, diverse traditions, and unique perspectives, we can foster empathy and a sense of shared responsibility for addressing the past injustices and present inequalities that Aboriginal communities continue to face.

Engaging with Aboriginal culture not only broadens our knowledge but also encourages meaningful conversations, allowing us to break down barriers and create stronger relationships. By embracing this learning journey, we contribute to building a more inclusive, respectful, and equitable society for all Australians.

Check out the following pages to embark on your learning journey:

Attend events that foster reconciliation

There are many events and activities throughout the year that celebrate First Nations people and culture.

Visit the Reconciliation Activities and Events page to find out about Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week, Sorry Day and more.

Volunteer your time

Supporting reconciliation efforts in Western Australia through volunteering is a powerful way to create positive change and build understanding between communities. Get involved by volunteering with Reconciliation Western Australia and take part in events that encourage unity and healing. Also, consider registering your interest in Indigenous support opportunities at the Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre to connect with local projects benefiting the Aboriginal community.

By volunteering, you'll not only learn more about Indigenous culture and history, but you'll also help shape an inclusive and fair future for all Australians.

Join the Reconciliation Community Group

The City encourages and supports reconciliation efforts across the broader Cockburn region, whether with individual residents, schools, day care centres, community groups or organisations.

If you are interested in meeting up with others with a focus on reconciliation, or linking in to the City’s Reconciliation Week events, NAIDOC Week or other activities, please contact us.  

Join the Aboriginal Reference Group

The Aboriginal Reference Group (ARG) supports the City of Cockburn with strengthening their culture with the community. Find out how to become a member.

More information and contact

For more information about getting involved in reconciliation, please contact the City’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer on (08) 9411 3444 or email [email protected]

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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 and present.