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Welcome to Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Aboriginal Affairs works with Aboriginal communities to promote social, economic and cultural wellbeing through opportunity, choice, healing, responsibility and empowerment. We implement OCHRE, the NSW Government's plan for Aboriginal affairs, establish partnerships for economic prosperity, support effective Aboriginal community governance and strengthen cultural identity and language.

See our 2016-2019 Strategic Plan.

What's New


More than $73 Million for reparations to Stolen Generations survivors

NSW Government Response to the Report on Reparations for the Stolen Generations in NSW: Unfinished Business

OCHRE going strong, Three years on

Nominations Open - 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award

NSW first in Australia to protect Aboriginal Languages

Hunter Conference to strengthen Aboriginal - Government partnerships

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Find out about OCHRE a continuing conversation
Minister Williams' message
Find out what the steering committee is saying
industry based agreements, local decision making, opportunity hubs, language and culture nests
Local Decision Making Conference November 2016
OCHRE healing forums
Artwork by Kim Healey called Two Tribes

The artist: Kim Healey

The artwork: Two Tribes

Kim Healey is a descendant of the Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr nations, and also a descendant of the Djunbun (Platypus) Clan, original custodians of the Washpool at Lionsville in Northern NSW. She currently lives within country in South Grafton NSW, creating and telling her stories along the mighty “Clarence River”. Kim strives to capture country and utilise her voice through her work, to interpret the world around her.

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