Welcome to Country

Aunty Di Kerr, Wurundjeri Elder

Aunty Di Kerr, Wurundjeri Elder

As Traditional Owners we are the direct descendants of the people who cared for this Country before colonisation and a living connection to the oldest continuing culture in the world.

While we acknowledge the past, we want to chart a new collaborative path forwards, sharing and celebrating our culture to work towards a reconciled society.

We recognise that Welcome to Country plays a vital role in reconciliation. It allows us to acknowledge our shared history and culture and pay our respects.

Welcome to Country can only be performed by an Elder of the Traditional Owner for the land where the event is being held.

 Please contact your local Traditional Owner Corporation to request a Welcome to Country or contact the Federation for confirmation of which Traditional Corporation to approach if you are unsure.