Useful Links

Below are a selection of useful links, if you feel your website would be a relevant addition please do not hesitate to contact us.

State government settlement INFORMATION

South West Native Title Settlement Information

Resources for educators

Aboriginal Education - Department of Education WA

APAC - Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum

Batchelor Press - Noongar Resources

Carrolup Collection at John Curtin Gallery
Excursions and virtual excursions for K-10. Previous website here

GECKOS (Growing Enriched Cultural Knowledge in Schools) - Catholic Education WA

ICEA Yarn for Schools Program
Yarn is a youth-to-youth program that facilitates an understanding of cultural identity, shared history and reconciliation

ICEA Resources for Educators

Kaartdijin Noongar
Kaartdijin in Noongar means 'knowledge'. Noongar people have resided in the south-west of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years. The aim of the Kaartdijin website is to share the richness of our knowledge, culture and history in order to strengthen our community and promote wider understanding

Kings Park and Botanic Garden Education
Kings Park Education provides hands-on, inquiry-based education programs for students from Kindergarten to Tertiary

Japingka Aboriginal Art
General educational resources about Aboriginal art for primary and early high school students

Madjitil Moorna Choir
'Koorlong', Noongar Songs in Schools project

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning supports schools and early learning services across Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions

Noongar Boodjar Language Cultural Aboriginal Corporation
Free Noongar language educational resources and other language resources for purchase

Our Knowledge, Our Land - Mandurah
Yaburgurt Memorial Educational Resources, pre-primary to lower secondary

PALS funding
PALS is an initiative of the Department which encourages Western Australian schools to develop projects that promote reconciliation in their local community. Funding assistance of $1,000 is available for your school.

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council - Noongar language poster order form [pdf form]

Storylines - State Library of Western Australia
Engage with WA Indigenous people through historical documents, movies, oral histories and photographs

Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project
Bilingual Wirlomin Noongar story books available for purchase and videos of stories being read aloud

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
K-6 school incursion performances. Contact

Representative Bodies

Goldfields Land and Sea Council
The representative body responsible for the Goldfields and Kalgoorlie region

Yamatji Marlpa Barna Baba Maaja Aboriginal Corporation
The representative body for the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne areas

Kimberley Land Council
The representative body responsible for the Kimberley region

Sea Alaska
The Sea Alaska organisation is an inspiring example of what can be achieved in resolving native title

Larrakia Development Corporation
An inspiring Australian Aboriginal example of what can be achieved in resolving native title

Native Title Representative Bodies
Provides information and developments of Australian native title issues

Health and Support

Tomorrow People
Tomorrow People is all about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being healthier and living longer. Their website explains how you can inprove your health by making a few simple changes to your eating habits, and by being more active in your daily life.

Advocare is an independent advocacy agency which advocates and protects the rights and best interests of, People living in aged care facilities, People receiving community care services; and People not currently receiving these services but who are eligible for them

Jacaranda Community Centre
Jacaranda Community Centre Inc. was set up because of the support within the Belmont and surrounding areas for an agency that offered more than financial counselling

Aboriginal Hostel Limited
Aboriginal Hostel Limited has provided temporary accommodation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people since 1973

ARBOR is an outreach service which provides support especially for people bereaved by suicide. If you have lost a loved one by suicide ARBOR can walk alongside you through this difficult time and provide additional support if needed. Counsellors and Peer Supporters are on hand to provide this support

Yorgum aims to offer Aboriginal people an autonomous, Aboriginal specific community based, counselling and referral service that acknowledges the impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people

The Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service (AADS)
The Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service (AADS), formally known as Noongar Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Inc. (NASAS), is an Incorporated Body empowered to operate under the Associations and Incorporations Act of Western Australia 1987, and has been incorporated and operating since 1989

The Drug and Alcohol Office
The Drug and Alcohol Office is the government agency responsible for drug and alcohol strategies and services in Western Australia

Womens Health Services
WHS staff specialise in women's health issues, providing medical, counselling, drug and alcohol support, domestic violence, mental health and other health services for women and their families

Relationships Australia (Western Australia) Inc
Relationships Australia (Western Australia) Inc is a non profit community service association which provides a diverse range of innovative counselling, mediation, community education and professional development services, and which influences social policy formation

The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
Aboriginal children face a number of health and wellbeing hurdles before they are born. They are more likely to be born pre-term and at a lower birth weight: because of this they suffer higher rates of SIDS, infectious diseases and emotional and behavioural problems than non-Aboriginal children

With a proud history dating back to 1846, the modern day MercyCare stands tall as a leading Catholic, health and community, not-for-profit organisation in Perth.

The Community Support Service will support Indigenous community members and their families by providing links and referrals to a range of mainstream and Indigenous services which may include welfare and social support, family violence, health (including drug and alcohol services), housing, child care and legal

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service
Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service is an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation, incorporated under State legislation in 1973

Centrecare is one of Western Australia's most well established, professional and innovative providers of specialist social services. With a not-for-profit status, Centrecare delivers quality professional counselling, support, family dispute resolution and training services

Education and Employment

The Department of Education
Together we acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians to the education of all children and people in this country we all live in and share together - Western Australia

Centre for Aboriginal Studies
The Centre promotes participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in tertiary studies, and aims to create new ways of learning and working that are culturally appropriate, for the benefit all people

North Metropolitan TAFE
Our mission is to nurture participation, productivity and aspirations for our learners, our industry and our community. We are driven by our vision of transforming lives; strengthening industry and community. This is a passion we all share.

South Metropolitan TAFE
Challenger Institute of Technology and Polytechnic West now form South Metropolitan TAFE, creating one of Western Australia’s most diverse training providers with major campuses in Bentley, Carlisle, Fremantle, Murdoch, Rockingham, Thornlie and Mandurah.

The Gould League
The Gould League is Australia's leading environmental education organisation. We have been educating children, schools and the general community about conservation and the environment for over 90 years

Marr Mooditj
Our Vision is "To eliminate the gap in the employment rate between Aboriginal people and the wider population in the health and community services sector"

SMYL Community Services
SMYL Community Services has received funds from the Australian Government through the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund (VET) Investing in Community Education & Training program to build and operate a $1.3million Digital Learning Network


Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)
Our programs provide the means for Indigenous Australians to create wealth and accumulate assets, take up mainstream investment opportunities, create business enterprises that provide additional employment opportunities, and purchase homes

Indigenous Community Volunteers
ICV works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and provides assistance in designing and implementing community development projects

The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC)
The ILC's purpose is to assist Indigenous people with land acquisition and land management to achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits

Councils and Government

National Native Title Tribunal
The Tribunal is an Australian Commonwealth Government agency which mediates native title claims under the direction of the Federal Court of Australia

Federal Court of Australia
The Federal Court of Australia makes determinations relating to native title

The State Records Office of Western Australia
The State Records Office holds a range fo archival records relating to Noongar people

The Western Australian Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (previously Department of Indigenous Affairs)
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage is responsible for planning Western Australia's communities and managing land and heritage assets.

The City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup is a region that covers an area of 99km square from beach to bushland. The City Centre has a relaxed, casual atmosphere and is a combination of cultural, civic, commercial and residential properties built on the edge of the stunning Lake Joondalup

Department of Indigenous Affairs
The Western Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs engages with Indigenous Western Australians and all levels of Government to improve the delivery of services, to facilitate the development of policy and programs which deliver sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits to Indigenous communities

City of Cockburn
Cockburn's original inhabitants were a Swan River tribe of Aborigines who made their campsites along the City's central chain of lakes to avoid the salty waters of the lakes nearer to the coast. Fresh water, good vegetation and abundant wild life along the lakes sustained their undemanding way of life

Kaartdijin in Noongar means 'knowledge'. Noongar people have resided in the south-west of Western Australia for more than 45,000 years. The aim of the Kaartdijin website is to share the richness of our knowledge, culture and history in order to strengthen our community and promote wider understanding.

FOREVER WARRIORS, by: Jan "Kabarli" James
This book honours all Western Australian Aboriginal men and women who served their country in both war and peace. May they rest in the knowledge that their sacrifice is finally noted.

Noongar Radio
100.9 FM (Noongar Radio) is managed by Noongar Media Enterprises (NME), a subsidiary company of Peedac Pty Ltd, which is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community cased organisation.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
Yirra Yaakin is a successful and highly innovative theatre company dedicated to sharing Aboriginal stories in all their diversity. They are soon to make history by performing a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets in Noongar language at the Globe Theatre in London as part of the Cultural Olympiad Festival attached to the 2012 London Olympics.

Paul Keating Redfern speech (video)
Video of the Paul Keating Redfern speech (from the National Archives of Australia)

Paul Keating Redfern speech (audio)
Audio of the Paul Keating Redfern speech (from the National Archives of Australia)

AIATSIS - Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies
The world's premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Outcare is Western Australia's only specialist non government provider of crime prevention services and programs

Madjitil Moorna
With growing awareness of the gap in opportunity between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians, members of Zig Zag Community Arts Inc in 2006 began a project which has become Madjitil Moorna – Magical Bush Sounds

Maalinup is just 40 minutes from the Perth CBD within Western Australia's oldest wine growing region. A "must see" stop on any trip to the Swan Valley

Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Committee (WAITOC)
WAITOC comprises membership from all regions within Western Australia. The Association is autonomous and provides advice and information to all relevant State Government agencies as well as the tourism industry sector

Berndt Museum of Anthropology
Berndt Museum of Anthropology was formally established in 1976 by the University of Western Australia. It holds one of Australia's finest collections of Australian Aboriginal of contemporary and historical art and cultural materials, as well as Asian and Melanesian collections

Gowrie Community Services
Gowrie Community Services offers a range of workshops for members of the community