Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Aboriginal dot painting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Playschool

The playschool meets at Letchworth Community Centre, 28 Miller Street, Queanbeyan, each Wednesday from 12.00pm-2.00pm during school terms. More information about the program is available by visiting this page or calling our Community Program Facilitator, Victoria, on 6285 6365 or 0484 229 565. 

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 quarterly 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

Each year in Reconciliation Week (held annually from 27 May - 3 June), QPRC holds a large and symbolic walk for reconciliation, which involves all of the schools across the Queanbeyan Palerang region, along with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and the broader community. The walk takes place from Queens Bridge, along Monaro St and ends with an official ceremony in Queanbeyan town park. 

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

NAIDOC Week logo for 2023

Each year, QPRC supports local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations to apply for a grant from NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs to conduct different bespoke cultural activities during this week to celebrate local land and culture of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples.