Acknowledgement of Country is a way of showing awareness of and respect for the
traditional Aboriginal owners of the land on which the meeting or event is
being held, and of recognising the continuing connection of Aboriginal people
to their Country. Unlike a Welcome to Country, a non-Aboriginal person can perform
an Acknowledgement of Country.
a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country into meetings and events
recognises Aboriginal people as the first people of the country, promotes
awareness of the history and culture of Aboriginal people and acknowledges past
and ongoing connection to the land.
department maintains a list of organisations and individuals that are able to
provide advice on who would be appropriate to perform a Welcome in various
areas throughout the State. If you wish to access this list, or would like to
suggest a contact to be included, please get in touch with the Inclusion Team
9700 or firstname.lastname@example.org