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.
Welcome to Aboriginal Affairs NSW
Aboriginal people in NSW are determining their own futures
Aboriginal Affairs NSW works with Aboriginal communities to promote social, economic and cultural well-being 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.
Pilot of Specialist Approach for Sentencing Aboriginal Offenders
Eligible Aboriginal offenders will receive a more culturally-specific and community-based approach to sentencing, as part of a new pilot in the NSW District Court.
Aboriginal Businesses Secure Greater Share of NSW Government Spend
The NSW Government is delivering on its promise to increase opportunities for Aboriginal businesses with an 89 per cent increase in the NSW Government’s direct spend with Aboriginal businesses in the past financial year.
$21 Million to Boost Aboriginal Mental Health Workforce
The NSW Government is investing $21 million to expand the Aboriginal mental health and suicide prevention workforce as part of $131 million mental health recovery package.