Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs

Brisbane City Council has a variety of programs which acknowledge and value the unique contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to the city. These programs aim to support First Nations People and work with their communities.

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Aspirations strategy

The Indigenous Aspirations Strategy aims to meet the aspirations, hopes and visions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane.

Indigenous art program

An annual, city-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art program celebrated through visual art showcase and discussion. Featuring emerging to established artists.

Indigenous bus designs

As part of NAIDOC Week and Black History Month, Council featured the works of two Brisbane-based Indigenous artists on four buses throughout the city. 

Black Diamonds Program

The Black Diamonds Program provides free or low-cost activities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane, with a focus on young people. 

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Featured events

Mon 27 Jan 2020, 10:00am
Free

In collaboration with Virtual Reality artist Sutu, young Indigenous artists Ali Lockyer, Maverick Eaton, Nelson and Maxie Coppin invite you to immerse yourself...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Mon 27 Jan 2020, 1:30pm
Free

In collaboration with Virtual Reality artist Sutu, young Indigenous artists Ali Lockyer, Maverick Eaton, Nelson and Maxie Coppin invite you to immerse yourself...

Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 10:00am
Free

Join Lucas Proudfoot from Playschool: Through the Windows, for a free and interactive music show featuring Indigenous stories told through song. A charismatic...

SunPAC, Macgregor

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 12:00pm
Free

Join Lucas Proudfoot from Playschool: Through the Windows, for a free and interactive music show featuring Indigenous stories told through song. A charismatic...

SunPAC, Macgregor

Sat 29 Feb 2020, 1:30pm
Free

In 1840, Brisbane was the furthest outpost of settled Australia. On all sides, it was embedded in a richly Indigenous world. Over the next few years, mostly...

Wynnum Library, 145 Florence Street, Wynnum

Sat 7 Mar 2020, 10:00am
Free

In 1840, Brisbane was the furthest outpost of settled Australia. On all sides, it was embedded in a richly Indigenous world. Over the next few years, mostly...

Mt Ommaney Library, Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre, 171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney

Sat 14 Mar 2020, 2:00pm

Winner of three best documentary awards, Zach’s ceremony follows a young indigenous man as he enters adulthood and strives to find a balance between his ancient...

Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton

Fri 20 Mar 2020, 10:00am

Join our volunteer guides for a special walk about all things ‘eucalypt,’ as we celebrate National Eucalypt Day this month. Walk through the gardens visiting...

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

Fri 20 Mar 2020, 2:00pm

Join our volunteer guides for a special walk about all things ‘eucalypt,’ as we celebrate National Eucalypt Day this month. Walk through the gardens visiting...

City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City

Last updated:23 August 2019