Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols

Wagga Wagga City Council firmly believes in providing culturally appropriate services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Our Cultural Protocols are an important part of that as it refers to the customs, laws and codes of behaviours that we are committed to. Protocols are an important part of all cultures and are in place to ensure people behave and interact in an appropriate manner.

Observing Cultural Protocols of a community demonstrates respect for the cultural traditions, history and diversity of that community. It illustrates a willingness to acknowledge that the processes and procedures of one cultural community are equally valid and worthy of the same respect as one's own cultural protocols.

This document outlines the principal framework for understanding, respecting and engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and heritage through:

  • Respect;
  • Indigenous control; and
  • Communications, consultations, consent and confidentiality.

Please view the interactive document below. Alternatively, you can download the document from the following link.

Download Aboriginal_Cultural_Protocols2.pdf Wagga Wagga City Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols (1.29MB)