Reconciliation Week Street Banner Project

Reconciliation Week is celebrated annually from 27 May to 3 June.

Karlamilyi by Narlene Waddaman
Photo: Reconciliation Week Street Banner artwork: Karlamilyi – My Mother’s Country by Narlene Waddaman © Narlene Waddaman/Copyright Agency, 2021

Reconciliation Week is celebrated annually from 27 May to 3 June and recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements. For 11 years the department has coordinated the Street Banner Project, displaying hundreds of banners, sponsored by organisations, in prominent locations across Western Australia.

With the support of a growing number of organisations and local governments this project offers a positive contribution towards reconciliation and provides the opportunity for your organisation or business to acknowledge the significant place of Aboriginal people and culture within our community.

Reconciliation Week Street Banners on St George’s Terrace 2022. Artwork by  Narlene Waddaman

2022 artist

"It’s good, painting. It’s relaxing. I like painting with my sister, Selena. We grew up together in Strelley. We grew up everywhere, everywhere." — Narlene Waddaman.

Narlene Waddaman is a Nyangumarta woman who lives and works in Kariyarra Country, South Hedland. The painting on the 2022 Reconciliation Week Street Banners depicts Ms Waddaman's mother's country which holds a place of significance for her both culturally and in her childhood memories. Ms Waddaman's older sister Tabarene Waddaman speaks of their upbringing:

“Mum and dad took us everywhere, Yandeyarra, to the stations. That’s how we grew up, stations and yandying tin in Marble Bar, we both know how to do it. I wish we had had a camera or something to record it at that time, but you know we was only kids then. We used to go fishing for river fish when we were at the stations, we got a lot of hunting, swimming, we had good fun you know, we had to think you know because there was no phones in those days just radio, listen to radio sometimes. Nanna used to take us hunting for goannas, yeah when we was in 3 Mile and everywhere. But when we were in 3 Mile, cause my nanna you know she’s a lady from the desert.”

Ms Waddaman works through Spinifex Hill Studio.  

Narlene Waddaman image courtesy Spinifex Hill Studio


Bookings for 2022 have now closed. If you would like to join our mailing list for 2023, please email the banners team.


Benefits of sponsoring

  • Promotion of your organisation's commitment to creating an inclusive community for all Australians.
  • Demonstration of your organisation’s social responsibility.
  • Opportunity to participate in a unique statewide reconciliation initiative.
  • Encouragement of a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and achievements.
  • Positive promotion of your organisation in prominent locations.
  • An effective activity to include in your organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Shared opportunity to participate in an event to launch Reconciliation Week.

More information

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

The Banners Team
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

2022 sponsors

The department thanks the following organisations for their support of this project in 2022.

  • Aboriginal Affairs Division WA Police Force
  • Alcoa
  • Anglicare WA
  • Anglogold Ashanti
  • APM
  • ASC Pty Ltd
  • ATCO
  • Aurizon
  • Auspire
  • Australian Executor Trustees
  • Australian Institute of Management Western Australia
  • Better Beginnings — State Library of Western Australia
  • BGC
  • BHP
  • Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Carey Group
  • Catholic Education WA
  • Centrecare Inc
  • Chevron Australia
  • City of Bayswater
  • City of Cockburn
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder social club
  • City of Kwinana
  • City of Melville
  • City of Rockingham
  • City of Stirling
  • City of Vincent
  • City of Wanneroo
  • Coles
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Committee for Perth
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Communicare
  • Compass Group Australia
  • Crown Perth
  • Curtin University
  • Cyrenian House
  • Decmil
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Training and Workforce Development
  • Department of Treasury
  • Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
  • DevelopmentWA
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Empired
  • Epigroup
  • Ertech Pty Ltd
  • EY
  • Football Futures Foundation
  • Football West
  • Forest Products Commission
  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • Fremantle Ports
  • Freo Group Pty Ltd
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Georgiou Group
  • Goodstart Early Learning
  • Hanson Construction Materials Pty Ltd
  • HenderCare
  • Holcim
  • Holmes à Court Gallery
  • Holyoake
  • Hoseright
  • HSA Marine
  • Injury Matters
  • Jackson McDonald
  • Kin Disability Advocacy Inc
  • KPMG
  • Landgate
  • Lara Dalton MLA
  • Lavan
  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Lycopodium Limited
  • Maali Group
  • Mainroads
  • Matchworks
  • Mental Health Commission
  • MercyCare
  • Metropolitan Cemeteries Board
  • Mirvac Real Estate
  • Monadelphous
  • Murdoch University
  • NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
  • National Trust of Western Australia
  • Neami National
  • Ngala
  • North Metropolitan TAFE
  • Northern Agricultural Catchments Council Incorporated (NACC)
  • Office of the Auditor General
  • Ombudsman Western Australia
  • Palmerston Association Inc
  • Perth Airport
  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Perth Symphony Orchestra
  • Pindari
  • PwC
  • RAC
  • Relationships Australia Djinda Service
  • Relationships Australia WA
  • Rio Tinto
  • RPS AAP Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Ruah
  • Saab Australia Pty Ltd
  • Save the Children
  • Schlumberger Australia
  • Shadforth Financial Group
  • SHEQ Management
  • Shire of Derby/West Kimberly
  • Shire of Harvey
  • Shire of Manjimup
  • Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
  • SHQ
  • Small Business Development Corporation
  • Spinifex Hill Art Studio
  • St Ives Gold Mine
  • State Library of WA
  • State Records Office of Western Australia
  • Telstra
  • The Perth Mint
  • UWA
  • VENUESLIVE Optus Stadium
  • Veolia Environmental Services Australia Pty Ltd
  • Volunteering WA
  • WA Local Government Association
  • WA Primary Health Alliance
  • WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Water Corporation
  • West Australian Football Commission
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Westpac
  • Woodside Energy Ltd
  • Worley.

Page reviewed 25 May 2022