Welcome to Wiradjuri Country
Gawaimbanna-gu wiradjuri nhurranbaang
We acknowledge the Wiradjuri people on whose traditional lands AlburyCity is located.
The history culture, diversity and values of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderpeople are recognised acknowledged and respected.
We recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced social injustice and racism since the commencement of colonisation in Australia.
We express deep sorrow over the unjust policies and practices that have prevailed in Australia’s relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We regret that these actions and attitudes have occurred and ensure such practices will not be repeated.
We acknowledge the ongoing effects of such practices on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We are committed to working in partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to strive towards empowerment for the betterment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Albury.
Aboriginal Advisory Committee
Strengthening our city through Reconciliation
The aim of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee is to provide the opportunity for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to provide feedback and recommendations on council plans, strategies and matters that have a direct impact on their lives at a local level.
The Aboriginal Advisory Committee will meet on a quarterly basis each year, March, June, September and end of November.
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Mayor Cr Kylie King AlburyCity Cr Jess Kellahan AlburyCity Cr Stuart Baker – Alternate Cr AlburyCity Frank Zaknich AlburyCity Simona Coad AlburyCity Mark Dodd AlburyCity Valda Murray Albury & District Local Aboriginal Land Council Tyrell Ingram Catherine Coysh Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service Brittany Wright Elisha Shelton Woomera Aboriginal Corporation Lynne English TBC Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation TBC Uncle Ken (Tunny) Murray Wiradjuri Ruth Davys Aunty Edna Stewart Wiradjuri Aunty Di Tremain Summer Matthews Aboriginal community Dawn Shaw Aunty Trish Cerminara Aboriginal community Davina Jackson Hayley Shearer Youth Anthony Bergagin Youth
Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2024
Strengthening our city through Reconciliation
AlburyCity has endorsed its Reconciliation Action Plan, which contains a range of actions and associated deliverables that Council has committed to and was developed in close consultation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
These initiatives will lead to better outcomes across health, wellbeing, education, culture and economic participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
View the Reconciliation Action Plan
Read our Media Release
National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey — the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
For more information you can visit the National Reconciliation Week website
NAIDOC Week 2023
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
The theme for NAIDOC Week 2023 is – For Our Elders
National Sorry Day
National Sorry Day is a day to remember and acknowledge the mistreatment of First Nations people who were forcibly removed from their families and communities... the Stolen Generations.
It’s a day to pay tribute to their remarkable strength and resilience, and to reflect on how we can contribute to the healing process of our communities. Because sorry means you don’t do it again.
First Nations kids need culture, community and family so that community Elders can continue intergenerational storytelling and knowledge sharing.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Protocols
For more information about how we will promote respectful relationships between AlburyCity and the local Aboriginal community read our protocols.