The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions recognises the unique role and expertise Aboriginal people have as Traditional Owners of the lands and waters the department manages.

Through effective leadership and advocacy, and increased Aboriginal collaboration, the department aims to promote reconciliation and foster strong working partnerships and community relationships with Aboriginal people.

In support of this, the Department is encouraging registrations of interest from Traditional Custodians wishing to conduct Aboriginal cultural events on land managed by the department – including national parks, marine parks, nature reserves and other conservation areas.

Establishing quality Aboriginal tourism will provide unique Western Australian experiences and a point of difference to other destinations.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions seeks to provide environmental, social, cultural and economic opportunities through the further development of WA’s world-class system of parks. These benefits include enhanced ecosystem management and upgraded visitor facilities and services.

Download the documents 'Traditional custodians - register your interest' and 'Making a Difference: Aboriginal Tourism Strategy for Western Australia 2011-2015' below.

See also the website of the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council.