Our Vision for Reconciliation

The City of Mandurah’s vision for reconciliation is to create an inclusive community with strong relationships across cultures based on mutual respect and understanding. Reconciliation involves justice, recognition and healing. It is about helping all Australians move forward with a better understanding of the past and how this affects us all today. Reconciliation is about finding new, meaningful ways to tackles issues and connect with each other.

Our STRETCH Reconciliation Action Plan (2019 – 2022)

We are proud to be a partner in the National Reconciliation movement and have recently endorsed our third RAP. This RAP builds on the great outcomes that were achieved in our previous RAP’s and ensures that we continue to walk together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on our Reconciliation journey. View our Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022.

Ni, ngalak ni-kaadadjan noonook waangkaniny.

We want to hear your voice.

The City of Mandurah is calling for expressions of interest to join our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Steering Group. Our RAP builds on the great outcomes that were achieved in our previous plans and ensures that we continue to walk together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on our Reconciliation journey, building relationships, respect for Aboriginal peoples and culture and creating opportunities in our community.

Visit https://www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/council/about-council/advisory-groups-and-committees for more information. Applications close 10 October 2022.

Contact Samantha Hawkins, Senior Community Development Officer (Reconciliation) for any queries or expressions of interest on 9550 3845. Further information is available in the RAP 2019-2022.

Our Knowledge Our Land

This website has been developed to share local Aboriginal stories, projects and history. Walk the local Bilya Country Story Trail Map and listen to local stories. Download school resources and activities. Share your own stories. 
Visit Our Knowledge Our Land.

National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2022)

‘Be Brave. Make Change.’

National Reconciliation Week 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 National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.

Find out what's on in Mandurah for Reconciliation Week 2022.

Together, we’re working to make Mandurah/Mandjoogoordap a more inclusive and connected community for everyone. #NRW2022 #BeBraveMakeChange

Visit the National Reconciliation Week webpage for more information on how you can get involved.

Aboriginal groups and activities

Koolbardi Bidi is an inclusive and accessible interactive space for the broader community to enjoy.

The garden celebrates the diversity of local flora and the traditional knowledge of the Noongar people.

Learn more about the Koolbardi Bidi

This 8-week program is offered every school term for young women aged between 11-17 who are attending High School.  It’s a place for young indigenous women to develop confidence and cultural knowledge and make new friends in a safe environment.

Times: Mondays from 3.30pm - 6.00pm

Cost: Free

Where: WINJAN Aboriginal Corporation, 19 Alderly Place Coodanup
Transport available from Billy Dower Youth Centre, departing at 3.15pm each session

Register online for the program

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Helpful resources

Reconciliation Action Plan 2019 - 2022 (PDF - 13.8MB)
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