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NSW Aboriginal Languages Gathering 2019


Thank you for expressing interest to attend the NSW Aboriginal Languages Gathering 2019

Aboriginal Affairs NSW will be hosting the NSW Aboriginal Languages Gathering 2019 from 21-23 May in Mascot, Sydney.

The NSW Aboriginal Languages Gathering 2019 will bring together Aboriginal languages stakeholders from across NSW to celebrate language, share knowledge, skills and experience and to progress the NSW Aboriginal Languages Act 2017.

Interested parties are invited to express their interest in attending by completing the online form below by 5pm, Tuesday 19 March 2019. Places are limited, so be quick!

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact the First Languages team at conversation@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 019 998.

Alternatively, you can submit an expression of interest via email by completing the form below and submitting it to conversation@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au with any attachments before the closing date.

Download EOI Form


  • Submission of the expression of interest form does not guarantee attendance.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Use of Information provided in this application:

  • Information received in the expression of interest is treated as confidential. However, documents held by Aboriginal Affairs are subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. This means that the information contained in expression of interest forms and other relevant documents may be released in response to a request lodged under this Act.
  • Aboriginal Affairs is part of the NSW Department of Education. The Department of Education’s Privacy Policy also applies to the Aboriginal Affairs Website. You can access this policy by visiting www.dec.nsw.gov.au/footer/privacy.
  • The information collected in the expression of interest form will be used for the purposes of assessment against the listed selection criteria only.

Aboriginal Affairs is currently mapping language activities of NSW Aboriginal language efforts to create a Knowledge Base. This data will help inform the Aboriginal Languages Trust in their strategic direction and is intended to act as a referral or information mechanism that connects people with language activities.

   If you would like the language activity or activities to be included in the Knowledge Base, please check this box.
By checking this box, you are agreeing that you are authorised to give permission for Aboriginal Affairs to add this language activity or activities to the Knowledge Base.
* Required

Please note, if you are submitting this application on behalf of someone else, all correspondence will be sent to the email address you provide.

   18-25 years
   26 to 50 years
   51 years and over


   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
   Torres Strait Islander

Please describe;
a. The language activity you are currently involved in.
b. How you are involved, what is your role as part of this languages activity?
Limit 400 words

Please list the Aboriginal communities you engage with and describe how you involve these communities in languages activity. What language group(s) does your activity cover?
Limit 400 words

   Early childhood (0-5 years)
   Primary school age
   Secondary school age
   Post school/Adults/Youth (18-25 years)
   Adults (26 years and above)

Please double check your email address has been entered correctly before submitting your entry.

If you have supporting documentation that you would like us to consider or refer to, for example, program flyers/information, a short biography etc. please email to conversation@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au along with your unique case reference number that will be emailed to you with a summary of your form submission once you click submit below.

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