Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Camden Council aims to foster and enhance participation by all residents in the life of the community and the life of Council. Council is committed to building and maintaining strong links with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as well as celebrating the rich and vibrant culture of Australia’s Indigenous people as part of our diverse community.
The Camden Local Government Area along with Campbelltown and Wollondilly sit within the Tharawal Local Aboriginal Lands Council boundaries, as such work with local Aboriginal people often involves collaboration with other Councils in order to work best with our Aboriginal community.
In the most recent ABS 2016 Census of Population and Housing, 1,927 (2.5%) of people in the Camden Local Government Area (LGA) identified as having an Indigenous background, up from 1,117 people in the 2011 Census.
Camden Council has developed an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Snapshot Report Profile of data and information.
This section provides information on:
- Mygunyah Camden Aboriginal Residents Group
- NAIDOC Week Celebrations
- Reconciliation Week Celebrations
- Appin Massacre Memorial
- Elders Olympics
- National Apology Day
- Support Services and Useful Links
For more information contact Camden Council's Community Project Officer, Aboriginal Communities on 4645 5084 or via email.