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About us

As the NSW Government agency focused solely on the State’s Aboriginal people, Aboriginal Affairs NSW seeks to increase knowledge about our first peoples and to evaluate government programs for them.

Our Strategic Plan

The 2016-2019 Strategic Plan for Aboriginal Affairs sets the agency’s direction and priorities for the next three years. To access a copy of our Strategic Plan, click here.

Our Vision

Aboriginal people in NSW are determining their own futures.
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.

Our Values

Aboriginal Affairs has a unique role in government. Our difference is described in our agency’s core value.

Our Core Value – Truth and Recognition

Values of the NSW Public Service

As part of the NSW Public Service, Aboriginal Affairs adopts the values of:

Our Priorities

Our focus is on the following priority areas:

  1. Culture and healing
  2. Leadership in government
  3. Growing New South Wales’ first economy
  4. Strengthening governance and capacity
  5. Strengthening our foundations.