Acknowledgement of Country

Welcoming Cities acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional custodians and ancestors of this country, and the continuation of their cultural, spiritual and ceremonial practices.


We respectfully acknowledge the past, present and future traditional owners of the land, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional custodians of this land, and respect their culture and identity which has been a continuum with the land and sea for generations. We have a role to play in achieving a just Australia in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights as First Peoples are recognised, respected and enjoyed. Welcoming Cities also seeks to engage local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as leaders in welcoming activities.

Find out more about our practical steps toward reconciliation and self-determination for First Nations.