EOI - Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group (WARG)

The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) invites suitably qualified and experienced Western Australian Aboriginal people to submit an Expression of Interest for membership of the Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group (WARG). 

On 10 May 2017 Cabinet approved the establishment of the WARG to guide the RIA Board and Executive Director in relation to issues associated with the conservation, interpretation and management of the Wadjemup/Rottnest Island Aboriginal Burial Ground and the Quod (former Aboriginal prison). This includes providing cultural advise and information related to a future strategy for the Wadjemup Aboriginal Burial Ground; and possible future use of the former prison. 

As men and boys from many different Aboriginal communities across the state were imprisoned in the Quod and many were buried in the Aboriginal Burial Ground, both the Quod and Burial Ground are considered as sacred sites for all Aboriginal peoples with ties to Wadjemup/Rottnest Island. With appropriate consultation, the WARG  strives to engage all Aboriginal groups with ties to the Island in the planning and work related to the Quod and Burial Ground.

The WARG operates in an advisory capacity and provides cultural guidance while a long-term strategy to give Western Australian Aboriginal people a voice in the governance of the Island is developed.

Download the WARG Membership document.

Expressions of Interest should be lodged by 5:00pm (COB) on Friday 1st February 2019 at

Rottnest Island Authority
Administration Office, Level 1, 
E Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle WA 6160.