Western Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council

The Council provides advice on matters relating to the interests and wellbeing of people of Aboriginal descent.

About the Council

The Aboriginal Advisory Council (generally known as the Western Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council or WAAAC) is established under Section 18 (1) of the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972 to advise the WA Government.

It provides a unique opportunity to build genuine, respectful and reciprocal relationships between Aboriginal people and the WA Government to achieve better life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children.

In July 2017, the secretariat responsibility was transferred to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet under machinery of government changes.

The WAAAC meets up to six times per year to provide advice on a range of policy matters.

On 22 October 2019, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs announced appointments to the refreshed Aboriginal Advisory Council. Media Statement

For further information, contact the secretariat on the email opposite, or by phone.  

Current membership

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Information about the Chair and Council members.

The members appointed are Gail Beck, Daniel Brown, Merle Carter, Linda Dridi, Jonathan Ford, Corina Martin, Vicki O'Donnell, Gail Reynolds-Adamson, Peter Riley, Marty Sibosado and Peter Yu, and the reappointment of Gordon Gray. 


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