Aboriginal Advisory Committee


Join the Aboriginal Advisory Committee

Do you want to provide advice, direction and recommendations to Council on projects, programs, policies and initiatives relevant to Aboriginal people of the Shoalhaven area? Are you passionate about increasing knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal society, history and culture in the Shoalhaven? Are you interested in taking action to make a real difference for your community?

Council is seeking expressions of interest for membership for the following vacant positions:

  • Two (2) youth representatives between ages 18 and 25

For more information, please read the Terms of Reference.

Steps to apply:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Email your completed form to governance@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au


The purpose of the Aboriginal Advisory Committee, hereby known as the Committee, is to provide appropriate and considered advice to Council on all relevant issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the Shoalhaven Local Government Area (LGA).

The Committee will also seek to gain Council’s support in achieving the objectives for the current Statement of Commitment 2010 (SoC), the Shoalhaven City Council Community Strategic Plan 2027 (SCCSP) and endorsement of the Uluru Statement of the Heart June 2020.


The role of the Committee is to:

  • Advise Shoalhaven City Council on necessary matters relating to Aboriginal communities in the LGA
  • Promote and increase knowledge & understanding of Aboriginal society, history & culture throughout Shoalhaven City Council and in the Community.
  • Advocate and support Councils plan to promote access and accessibility to services and facilities for Aboriginal people
  • Provide advice towards and monitor the implementation of relevant Council plans and strategies with respect to the needs, issues and interests of Aboriginal people and communities
  • Support and encourage cultural competency across Shoalhaven City Council
  • To support and work with Aboriginal and other organisations committed to increasing Reconciliation and respect for Aboriginal culture and history, past and present
  • Foster and safeguard a spirit of mutual trust and respect which allows the AAC and Shoalhaven City Council to work together in their commitment towards well-informed decision-making processes that are respectful to matters that affect Aboriginal people
  • Recognise, support & preserve past and present local cultural heritage and its place in future Council planning and strategies
  • Offers a platform for the communication of information from Aboriginal community voices that identify local needs for services, facilities and activities
  • To work with Council to develop and promote appropriate commemorations and celebrations of First Nations culture including Sorry Day and NAIDOC Week
  • Provide relevant information to other Committees of Council when needed or requested


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