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.

Our Vision, Values and Priorities

Our vision is Aboriginal people in NSW are determining their own futures

Aboriginal Affairs 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.

As part of the NSW Public Service, Aboriginal Affairs adopts the following values:

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Service
  • Accountability

Aboriginal Affairs has a unique role in government informed by our agency’s core value of truth and recognition.

  • We value Aboriginal cultures.
  • We embed Aboriginal voices into our work.
  • We promote Aboriginal people’s rights and interests.
  • We promote healing and respect.
  • We recognise Aboriginal leadership and empowerment.


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