Aboriginal Heritage


Mildura Rural City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land which now comprise the Mildura Rural City municipality. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and celebrate and respect their continuing culture and acknowledge the memories of their ancestors.

Council's Commitment to Reconciliation

Council is in the process of developing its third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), having formally adopted its first RAP in 2015. Council’s RAP specifically sets out the organisation's commitment to developing relationships with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through mutual respect, inclusiveness, equity and cultural awareness. 

The RAP program, which was developed by Reconciliation Australia, helps organisations to develop business plans which enhance and build on relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other Australians.

For more information about Reconciliation Australia's RAP program visit www.reconciliation.org.au/raphub 

Council has also developed and adopted an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recognition Policy.

Both the RAP and the ATSI Recognition Policy can be downloaded from the links at the bottom of this page.

Ngiwa Yarna Committee

Council's Ngiwa Yarna Committee (formerly the Aboriginal Action Committee) was established in late 2011 as a way of strengthening Council’s relationships and engagement with the local Aboriginal community. The purpose of Ngiwa Yarna is to improve and enhance the wellbeing of the Aboriginal community in the Mildura Rural City Council municipality.

The committee has been instrumental in the development of both the RAP and the ATSI Recognition Policy.

Click here for more information about Council’s Ngiwa Yarna Committee.