Aboriginal tourism development
DBCA recognises the unique role and expertise Aboriginal people have as Traditional Owners of the lands and waters the department manages.
Through effective leadership and advocacy, and increased Aboriginal collaboration, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions aims to promote reconciliation and foster strong working partnerships and community relationships with Aboriginal people.
In support of this, DBCA is encouraging registrations of interest from Traditional Custodians wishing to conduct Aboriginal cultural events on land managed by the department – including national parks, marine parks, nature reserves and other conservation areas. Establishing quality Aboriginal tourism will provide unique Western Australian experiences and a point of difference to other destinations.
The 'Caring for Country through tourism' brochure (available for download at the bottom of this page) has information on how to register your interest to conduct Aboriginal cultural events or tours on land managed by DBCA.
Other resources and information on the Aboriginal Tourism industry in Western Australia are available on the Tourism Western Australia and the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council websites.