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Council's commitment to First Nations people

Knox City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as Traditional Custodians of the land.

The Knox Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community come from many different nations within Australia and Torres Strait.

This includes the Traditional Custodians and Stolen Generation.

We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present, who have lived in the area and been an integral part of the region’s history.

You can view information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Knox.

Our commitment

In 2021, Knox City Council agreed to promote a more “whole of business” approach to our acknowledgment and respect of First Nations people. This approach identifies 5 key areas to focus future efforts and collaboration.

Health and wellbeing

Council supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to flourish through a holistic, whole of life-cycle view of health.

Recognition and respect

We will increase awareness and appreciation of a culture and civilisation that has enriched our history for at least 65,000 years.

Employment and economic development

We will improve access to employment and invest in economic development. Both are essential to bridge the gap of inequality between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Civic participation

We will ensure our community feels valued, safe and recognised. This is vital for meaningful and effective civic participation.

Cultural heritage

We will improve access to land and the protection of cultural heritage. Both play a significant role in Aboriginal culture.


You can download and print out our Country Culture Connection flyer that outlines our commitment to First Nations people.

Download Country Culture Connect A4 flyer (PDF)

You can also download and print our poster on emerging artist Mitch Mahoney and his artwork, Foundation (2018).

Download Mitch Mahoney's Foundation A1 poster (PDF)

First Nations e-News

Subscribe to our First Nations e-News and stay up to date on events, Council updates, requests, opportunities, news and more.

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Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Community Development Officer – Access and Equity on 9298 8000.

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