Reconciliation

Whitehorse City Council has a long-standing commitment to reconciliation and encouraging respectful relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.

Council recognises the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the City of Whitehorse is located; Wurundjeri connection to this land dates back more than 40,000 years, and evidence of this connection still exists today.  

Whitehorse Reconciliation Advisory Committee

The Whitehorse Reconciliation Advisory Committee is a Council committee that oversees the development and implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan. The Whitehorse Reconciliation Advisory Committee consists of Aboriginal people, service providers, community representatives, government departments, and other organisations.

The Whitehorse Reconciliation Advisory Committee provides Council with strategic advice on recognition and reconciliation issues relating to initiatives, services, activities, functions and facilities.

For more information contact the Community Development Officer Diversity on 9262 6101 or ellen.kimball@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

National Sorry Day

In honour of National Sorry Day, Whitehorse City Council hosts an annual Flag Raising Ceremony each year.   National Sorry Day is held in May every year to recognise and acknowledge members of the Stolen Generations, as well as the historic apology speech given in 2008 to members of the Stolen Generations.  National Sorry Day also marks the start of National Reconciliation Week.