First Nations Community Development

Provides information, supports culturally appropriate programs and events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and progresses reconciliation efforts across the City.

This includes:

  • Coordinates the City's Aboriginal Reference Group 
  • Supports culturally appropriate engagement with the First Nations community
  • Assists with information on First Nations cultural awareness training
  • Celebrates the City’s participation in National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week and welcomes schools' involvement
  • Provides information on culturally appropriate support services for residents, including the 'My Time' group for Aboriginal parents and grandparents
  • Provides information on First Nations small businesses and providers of cultural services.


The City has developed free resources which can be provided to schools on request: Contact the First Nations 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. 

Visit the Aboriginal Cultural and Visitors Centre webpage for more information or contact 08 9411 3444. 

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City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
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)

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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.