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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.


The Strategic Plan: Year One Progress Report

The Strategic Plan: Year One Progress Report is NSW Aboriginal Affairs’ report on our activities during 2016. It outlines what has been achieved against our five strategic priorities and what our next steps will be.
View The Strategic Plan: Year One Progress Report

Also see the key highlights of the report
View the key highlights

What's New



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Find out about OCHRE a continuing conversation
Find out what the steering committee is saying
industry based agreements, local decision making, opportunity hubs, language and culture nests
Good Governance Guidelines Review
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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