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 and work with Brisbane's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Indigenous Aspirations Strategy

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

Black Diamonds Program

Council's Black Diamonds Program provides a range of free or low cost activities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Brisbane, particularly young people.

Black History Month

Black History Month is a program run throughout July each year and is a showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, heritage and culture that acknowledges and celebrates First Australians' achievements.

NAIDOC Week celebrations

Council acknowledges the importance of NAIDOC Week to Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples and supports a variety of events held throughout the city.

Stylin' Up

A creative arts development program and event produced with and for young people in Brisbane's South-West corridor.

Aboriginal culture trails

Council helps to preserve and communicate Aboriginal cultural heritage through initiatives such as bushland culture trails.

The Journey Home

In 1997, Council, churches and local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities began a series of events to recognise the Stolen Generation. In 1998, commemorative Sorry Day plaques were installed by Council in Brisbane parks as a mark of respect, apology and remembrance for the Stolen Generations. Find out more about the history and the locations of the plaques.

Jagera Hall

Jagera Community Hall (known as Jagera Arts Centre) is under the management of the Jagera Community Hall Management Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation.