Social Clubs and Support Groups

The City hosts regular activities, events and programs for Aboriginal people in Cockburn. These include annual events such as NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week as well as regular programs such as the Kwobarup Social Club and the My Time, Our Time group. 

Community Events

Reconciliation Week 2021 - More Than a Word. Reconciliation Takes Action.

27 May - 3 June 2021

This is a time for reflection and a time to come together. It's the ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for change, future gains are likely to take just as much effort. 

Reconciliation Flag Raising Ceremony

Join us for our annual Welcome to Country and Flag Raising ceremony.

Date: 27 May 2021
Time: 9.30am - midday
Location: City of Cockburn Administration building - 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood WA 6164

  • Welcome to Country from our Elder
  • Koolangkas Kreate Dancers
  • Didgeridoo nyungar musician
  • Nyungar artefacts display and discussion with Belinda Cox in Spearwood library

For more ways to get involved, follow Reconciliation Australia on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

NAIDOC Week 2021 - Heal Country

4-11 July 2021

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This year's theme is 'Heal Country'. It calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

NAIDOC Flag Raising Ceremony

Please come and join us to celebrate NAIDOC week by attending our flag raising ceremony.

  • Welcome to Country from our elder
  • Koolangkas Kreate Dancers
  • Didgeridoo nyungar musician

Please invite all your mob and community members to enjoy a feed and embrace our diverse community.

Monday, 5 July 2021 from 10am
City Administration (outside near the Spearwood Libary)

Annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Events

The City hosts annual NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week programs. For a full list of activities during these weeks, please visit the Events Calendar.

Regular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programs

Kwobarup Social Club

The Kwobarup Social Club opens in a new window is for seniors and people with disability, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. The Club provides transport and meals and gives people a chance to get out of the house, create and maintain friendships, pursue hobbies and interests, exercise and be involved in their community.

My Time

My Time, is a support group for Aboriginal parents, grandparents and carers. The group shares experiences and learning about family connection over food and friendships. The group meets each Tuesday during school terms from midday to 2pm at the Coolbellup Community Hub at 90 Cordelia Avenue in Coolbellup.The session includes free child care in a safe and calm environment.

My Time, is an Australian Government initiative, which is organised by the Parenting Research Centre and locally coordinated and supported by Ngala Community Services.

Nyit Djinda Aboriginal Playgroup

Wanju Wanju 'Welcome'
The Aboriginal Health Team welcomes parents and carers with children aged 0-4 years to attend our Niny Djinda playgroup at Coolbellup Community Hub every Tuesday during school terms, 9.45-11.45am. Come and have a cuppa, meet new families and help your little ones learn through play. Includes indoor and outdoor play, craft activities, storytime, playdough and includes child health and development advice. Transport can be provided on request. Call 6332 0100 for more information.


Storylines explores the last 125 years of Aboriginal history through the State Library of WA’s heritage collections. View photographs and learn more about Aboriginal people and places. For more information or to help identify people and places in the collection email or visit the Storylines WA website opens in a new window.

More information and contact

For more information on activities, events and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please contact the City’s Aboriginal Community Development Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at Please see the City’s Events Calendar for a full list of events in Cockburn.

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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.