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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Affairs has a unique role in government. Our difference is described in our agency’s core value.
As part of the NSW Public Service, Aboriginal Affairs adopts the values of:
Our focus is on the following priority areas: