If you are feeling unwell and think you may have COVID-19 symptoms, contact Health Direct on 1800 022 222 (Freecall). Official information about COVID-19 from the NSW Government. Resources and information on support for Aboriginal people can be found at the COVID-19 and Aboriginal Communities – Essential Information page.

Acknowledgement of Country

Aboriginal Affairs NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we work and the places in which we live.
We pay respect to Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future. We recognise the unique cultural and spiritual relationship and celebrate the contributions of First Nations peoples to Australia.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.
Some material may contain terms that reflect authors’ views, or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded, but may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not necessarily the views of Aboriginal Affairs NSW.
While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in a historical context.

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Our Agency

Welcome to Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Aboriginal Affairs NSW is a diverse agency with a broad remit where we work with many stakeholders. Our corporate narrative was developed in collaboration with people across the agency, and articulates what we do and how we do it.

As a government agency, we work alongside Aboriginal people and communities to make sure their voices are heard and interests represented. By leading and influencing change in government, we support the social, cultural and economic aspirations of Aboriginal people in NSW. Ultimately, we build capacity and confidence: changing and evolving the way our stakeholders think and work together to achieve positive outcomes.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, watch our corporate narrative below.

Aboriginal Affairs NSW Corporate Narrative

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2016–2019 Strategic Plan

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.

View our Strategic Plan

The NSW Government’s interim response to the independent evaluation of OCHRE

OCHRE Five Years On is the NSW Government’s interim response to the independent evaluation of OCHRE and the formal response it has received from the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Regional Alliances (NCARA). The interim response provides an opportunity for the NSW Government to reiterate its commitment to OCHRE and the ongoing change in the nature of the relationship with communities that it represents. The NSW Government will release its full response to the OCHRE evaluation in 2019.

View Full report: OCHRE Five Years On  

View the OCHRE Evaluation here

View the NCARA Report here


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