Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Koori Arts Biz Program

Are you a Koori artist, business owner, or industry mentor? Register to learn more about our free Koori arts biz program!

We are holding a series of information sessions for prospective mentors and creative people who want to improve their businesses. Mentors will contribute to supporting emerging creative Koori businesses in our region.

The mentor information sessions are on Thursday 26 October and 2 November from 10am to 12pm in The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan.

Artists will hear from professionals as they share ways to structure your CV, submit creative EOIs, apply for grants and manage your business. The artist information sessions are on Tuesday 24 and 31 October from 10am to 12pm in The Q Exhibition Space, Queanbeyan.

Lunch will be provided after each session.

Proudly supported by the NSW State Government.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playgroup

Aboriginal image of platypus

Playgroup meets at Letchworth Community Centre, 28 Miller St, Queanbeyan each second Thursday from 10.00am-12.00pm during school terms. Every other Thursday is spent out and about adventuring on excursions! More information about the program is available by visiting this page or calling our Community Program Facilitator, Imogen, on 6285 6365 or community.team@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

The 'Reflect' RAP represents Council’s commitment to respectful and strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and works to promote reconciliation in the broader community.   The current RAP was endorsed by Council on 18 December 2019. Work has commenced on the second stage of the QPRC RAP 'Innovate' which focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation. We expect this to be completed in 2023.

Download our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan - January 2020 - February 2021(PDF, 2MB)

First Nations Consultative Committee

The Committee meets bi-monthly and provides a vital link between Council and the local Aboriginal community; respecting the Aboriginal community’s right to self-determination and community empowerment.  For more information please contact our Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer - Aroha Groves via email aroha.groves@qprc.nsw.gov.au.

Reconciliation Week Walk

Reconciliation Walk 2023


2023 Reconciliation Walk

  • Date - Tuesday 30 May 2023
  • Time - Meet 9.30am at Marj Christian Park on Trinculo Place to Reconciliation Place, Queanbeyan Park
    Event ends at 12.00pm

This years theme is "Be a Voice for Generations".

NAIDOC Week - 2-9 July 2023 - "For Our Elders"


Join us on 3 July at Queanbeyan Park for a day of celebration organised by the Queanbeyan NAIDOC Working Group.

The day will include:

  • Welcome to Country
  • Flag Raising
  • Community Touch Footy
  • Elders’ Lunch
  • Music
  • Elders’ Storytelling
  • Activities
  • Stalls
  • Local service providers