About our commitment

We have a long standing relationship with the Aboriginal community and are committed to strengthening the journey to reconciliation.

Darebin acknowledges the traditional owners of the land; the Wurundjeri people and pays respect to their Elders both past and present.

On Monday 4 August 2019, Mayor Cr Susan Rennie joined Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Elders Aunty Gail Smith, Aunty Julianne Axford and Uncle Alan Wandin from the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee representatives Jenaya Kastamonitis and Alan Brown for the signing of Darebin Council’s Statement of Commitment.

This Statement of Commitment renews Council’s commitment to Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of Darebin which was first made twenty years ago. The new statement proudly embodies the Uluru Statement from the Heart (2017), the Close the Gap Statement of intent (2008) and the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities (2006).

We thank Traditional Owners and the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee for their collaboration.

View the signed Statement of Commitment(PDF, 1MB).