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‘We invite you
to walk with us
on the journey’
In all our activities we pay our deepest
respect to the Traditional Owners and
Custodians of the lands and waters on
which we work.
We honour the resilience and continuing
connection to Country, culture and
community of all Aboriginal people
across Western Australia and pay our
respects to their Elders, past and present.
Establishing a flagship Aboriginal Cultural Centre with state-wide significance has been identified as a major cultural infrastructure need for Western Australia (WA) to empower Aboriginal people.
Led by Aboriginal people working in partnership with the State Government, the centre presents an extraordinary opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the world’s oldest continuous living culture and share it with the nation and the world.
The centre will become a powerful symbol of truth telling, justice, healing, and reconciliation, creating a culturally safe place for Aboriginal people in the state’s capital city.
An Aboriginal Cultural Centre of international significance will not only celebrate the diversity of WA’s Aboriginal communities but inspire visitors to connect with Aboriginal people and experience first-hand the unique cultural offerings available on Country.
The Aboriginal Cultural Centre will create:
The centre will showcase 65,000+ years of continuous living culture
which would encompass a mixture of the following functions and spaces.
The centre’s cultural framework grounds
the project in the life cycle of its Host
Country on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja by
aligning planning and development with
the Noongar 6 seasons.
We are currently in the incubation phase,
or Djilba, where the cultural narratives
and themes grow and develop,
gradually taking place. We will then
move into Kambarang, which is the birth
of the project where the ideas, narratives
and themes start to shape place.
As the project moves from Djilba to
Kambarang we will be expanding
engagement across WA with Aboriginal
people and communities, traditional
knowledge holders as well as
language, art, and cultural centres.
This will provide an opportunity
to update the wider Aboriginal
community on the project and ensure
all communities can contribute to the
centre's planning and development.
We look forward to partnering with
you to help shape the vision, functions
and scope of the state-wide Aboriginal
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