• Funding awarded to 21 on-Country projects as part of Aboriginal Ranger Program's seventh round
  • Part of a $103 million commitment by the State Government
  • Program has led to employment for nearly 1,400 Aboriginal people since 201

Aboriginal organisations from throughout regional Western Australia will receive $13 million as part of the seventh round of the State Government's Aboriginal Ranger Program.

Sea grass monitoring, cultural audits, and building a dedicated women's ranger program are among the 21 on-Country projects from new and aspiring ranger groups that will receive funding.

A full list of successful recipients is available at dbca.wa.gov.au/aboriginalrangerprogram

The Aboriginal Ranger Program, a $103 million commitment by the State Government, has led to employment for nearly 1400 Aboriginal people since its inception in 2017.

A further $16.5 million has been allocated to the program's eighth round, which will focus on climate action, youth, and tourism, with applications open now.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

"The Aboriginal Ranger Program is a fantastic initiative that has created meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal people and their communities.

"Not only has the program directly led to employment for nearly 1,400 Aboriginal people, it's also been great for Western Australia's environment, with feral animal management conducted across 1.5 million hectares of land since 2017.

"I congratulate successful recipients and look forward to them in action."

Comments attributed to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Dr Tony Buti:

"The Aboriginal Ranger Program continues to go from strength to strength.

"As a Government, we are committed to supporting social and economic opportunities for Aboriginal communities.

"This program is a fine example of this in action."