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 RAP 2019-2022 here.

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 2020)

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians - as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation.

On this journey, Australians are all In This Together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to Reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.

At the City of Mandurah, we strive towards a more just, equitable community and we are proud to be one of many local governments who will be celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020.

Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for more information and activities.

Visit the National Reconciliation Week webpage for more information on how you can get involved including the Walk for Reconciliation and FREE screenings of In My Blood it Runs for schools.

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

The Young Yorgas Program provides a safe space for Indigenous young women looking to deepen their understanding of culture, build confidence, have fun, make new friends and feel connected and a part of your community. Come along and join in many different fun, free activities throughout the term.

Ages: High-school.

Times: Mondays from 3.30pm - 6.00pm (starting second week of each term) for 8 weeks

Cost: Free

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

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Helpful resources

Reconciliation action plan (PDF - 14.4MB)
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