Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Young indigenous dancers in the Levee Maitland


We are committed to respecting and recognising the histories, rights, values and celebrating the cultures of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

*Please be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have passed away.

Reconciliation Action Plan

In March 2020, we made the commitment was made to draft a Reconciliation Action Plan for the first time. The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlines our strong commitment in working towards achieving reconciliation within our community, what we plan to do to achieve this, how we will do it and by when.

The development, implementation and reporting of the RAP will be overseen by the RAP Working Group, which is made up of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal internal Council representatives and external community representatives, including two of the Aboriginal Reference Group members.

The RAP will be the strategic framework implemented to provide governance and guidance in helping Council to turn good intentions into real and positive outcomes, to develop strong relationships and create meaningful opportunities with our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

For more information about the commitment to developing the RAP, please contact our Community & Recreation Planning Team on 02 4934 9700 or communityteam@maitland.nsw.gov.au.


NAIDOC Week is held annually in July to celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and peoples. It is a celebration not only for Indigenous communities, but for all Australians.

To find out more about NAIDOC Week and to get involved, head to the NAIDOC Week Website or the NAIDOC Week Facebook page.