The original inhabitants of the Borough of Queenscliffe area are the Wadawurrung people. The Wadawurrung people have lived in harmony with the land and the waterways of this area for many centuries. Council acknowledges and pay respect to the Wadawurrung people as the traditional custodians of this area.

The Borough of Queenscliffe is committed to ensuring Council, community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will walk together on the journey of reconciliation. We hope that this work will foster respect, strengthen relationships, and provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Over the past year, the Borough of Queenscliffe has been working on developing its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), a document that will guide our actions going forward and builds on the relationship between Council and the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation that has strengthened significantly in recent years. Not only is a RAP crucial to ensuring alignment between Council’s annual operational plans and the Wadawurrung’s Healthy Country Plan Paleert Tjaara Dja, but it is also a key action in the Council Plan and Climate Emergency Response Plan. 

Read Council's Reconciliation Policy here.