Policies

Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country

Recognition of Noongar Boodjar culture and history starts with Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country.

The establishment of a policy shows respect to Noongar culture and tradition and encourages the use of Noongar language within our organisation and wider community.

The process of Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country recognises the unique position of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australian culture and history as the Traditional Owners of the land. It is important that this policy is incorporated as part of official protocols and events to enable the wider community to share in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.

This policy reaffirms that the Whadjuk people from the Noongar nation are and always will be the Traditional Owners of the land upon which the City of Vincent is located and ensures that the correct protocols are used by the City of Vincent for Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country.

Guidelines and protocols

The guidelines and protocols for external stakeholders has been designed to provide guidance and direction to groups and organisations when planning and facilitating a Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country in the City of Vincent.

Guidelines and Protocols for External Stakeholders

More information

For further information, contact the City of Vincent on (08) 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au.