The City of Cockburn is committed to furthering reconciliation and ensuring strong, respectful relationships between First Nations people and all other residents and visitors. The City has a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2023–2025 which is available on the City website.

Activities for Schools

  • Reconciliation Week 27 May–3 June. The City delivers a program of activities each year including the launch at the start of the week which showcases cultural activities and talks. Schools are welcome to attend
  • City of Cockburn/Fremantle Football Club Cultural Immersion Event.
After a successful pilot in 2023, the Cultural Immersion event for primary school students will return in 2024.

Using the power of culture and sport, through collaboration between the Fremantle Dockers, City of Cockburn, and Cockburn ARC (Aquatic and Recreation Centre) this free event * highlights our presence on Beeliar Boodja and its cultural significance.

Activities include a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country, storytelling, dance workshop, cultural histories talk, jumper art workshops and football
clinics with players from the Fremantle Dockers.

It is anticipated that this event will take place towards the end of Term Two – register your interest now via email to: [email protected] 

*Does not include transport to/from the venue.

Resources for Schools

The City can link schools to information and resources to assist with developing their RAP’s. 
  • A RAP Forum for schools will be held at the City in March 2024 to connect schools together, provide information and resources, and link with Reconciliation WA
  • Reconciliation Australia provides the Narragunnawali platform to assist schools (Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education - Reconciliation Australia)

Reconciliation WA provides

  • Reconciliation and Education – WA Facebook Group
  • Reconciliation in Education newsletter (free) comes out every Nyungar season. Subscribe via the website.
  • Year 4 Reconciliation lesson – schools can book a 1-hour lesson to learn about reconciliation and Aboriginal culture, aligning with the Year 4 HASS Civics and Citizenship curriculum. For more information visit ReconciliationLesson bookings, or contact [email protected].
  • A Reconciliation Industry Network Group (RING) meets each term to share information on Reconciliation Action Plans in education. These will be scheduled in the Reconciliation WA newsletter. 
  • There are several education-related events during National Reconciliation Week, promoted in the newsletter closer to the date.
Contact Reconciliation WA about school RAPs and reconciliation matters by emailing [email protected] or call 0404 801 470.

More Information and contact

Contact the Reconciliation Lead Officer at [email protected] or call 08 9411 3444.

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Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
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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.