Groups and contacts
Aboriginal groups and people working in NRM and links to government and other websites.
- Aboriginal Professional NRM Network
- Aboriginal NRM Taskgroup
- Regional NRM groups
- Australian Government NRM Officers, Indigenous Land Management
- Aboriginal land councils
- WA government websites
- Australian government websites
- Other websites
Aboriginal Professional NRM Network
A forum for information sharing and increasing Aboriginal participation in NRM.
Members come from Commonwealth and State Government agencies, Regional NRM groups and Aboriginal Land and Sea Councils.
They meet quarterly and are supported by the State NRM Office.
For more information contact:
State NRM Office
P: +61 (0)8 9368 3172
M: +61 (0)429 110 250
Regional NRM groups
Aboriginal NRM coordinators are located throughout WA in each of the states six regional groups. They can help and provide advice on community engagement and on-ground works.
Ask for your local Aboriginal NRM professional at the regional group closest to you.
Australian Government NRM Officers, Indigenous Land Management
These officers help governments, regional bodies, landcare and community groups understand opportunities available through Caring for our Country, support program and project delivery and inform policy makers on regional issues.
P: +61 (0)8 6210 9713
M: +61 (0)408 090 813
P: +61 (0)8 6210 9721
M: +61 (0)427 999 224
P: +61 (0)8 9138 3168
M: +61 (0)417 934 149
Aboriginal land councils
These native title representative bodies give Aboriginal people a voice on issues affecting their lands, seas and communities. They also run community, environmental and economic development projects.
For general information about these bodies visit the Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers website.
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (Pilbara and Geraldton regions)
Ngaanyatjarra Council (located in the middle of the Central Desert region)
WA government websites
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Hon. Peter Collier.
Department of Aboriginal Affairs engages with Aboriginal Western Australians and Government to improve delivery of services and facilitate development of policy and programs that deliver sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits to Aboriginal communities.
Land, Approvals and Native Title Unit provides strategic leadership to the government on all matters related to the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993.
Heritage Council, State Heritage Office identifies, celebrates and promotes the conservation and sensitive development of cultural heritage places in WA.
Australian government websites
indigenous.gov.au celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is a gateway to Australian Government information on "Closing the Gap".
The Australian Heritage Council is the principal adviser to the Australian Government on heritage matters.
Indigenous Land Corporation assists Aboriginal people to acquire and manage land.
Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has a strong record of implementing reforms that have improved the lives of all Australians such as "Closing the Gap"
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Hon Nigel Scullion, leader of The Nationals in the Senate, Senator for Northern Territory.
Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community.
Share our Pride is a Reconciliation Australia site designed to provide introductory cultural awareness training for employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country have provided input and feedback on the content.