Bardi Jawi Oorany Rangers. Photo by DBCA
Bardi Jawi Oorany Rangers. Photo by DBCA

The government recognises the social, cultural and environmental benefits of Aboriginal ranger programs and is aware of the excellent work that has already been undertaken by established Aboriginal ranger groups throughout the State. Such programs have provided an integral step towards improved community wellbeing and reducing poverty through economic opportunities and building leadership in remote and regional communities.

Led by the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal organisations with support from the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and across government, the program is helping Aboriginal organisations manage country and protect the environment across WA in partnership with the public and private sectors. Funding is available for jobs for Aboriginal rangers, training, and community development.

Since its commencement in 2017-18, the program has continued to train and employ Aboriginal people as rangers to undertake land and sea management activities including:

  • biodiversity monitoring and research
  • traditional knowledge transfer
  • fire management
  • cultural site management
  • feral animal and weed management
  • cultural awareness and immersion experiences for visitors
  • guided welcome to country tours and/or talks for visitors
  • management of visitors or tourists and tourism assets education programs and mentoring.

 

Round 3 recipients of the Aboriginal Ranger Program have been announced

A total of $4.75 million was available under round three of the program and this has been awarded to 10 groups. View a map of the current funding recipients

Enquiries can be directed to the Aboriginal Ranger Program Coordinator at aboriginalrangerprogram@dbca.wa.gov.au

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For additional information please contact:
Aboriginal Ranger Program Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9219 8223
Email: aboriginalrangerprogram@dbca.wa.gov.au.

 

Page reviewed 21 Sep 2020