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Indigenous Development

As the traditional custodians of the land Indigenous people have a unique place in the cultural make-up of our community. The City of Armadale is committed to working in partnership with our Indigenous community to achieve an optimum quality of life for all citizens.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group

champ3.jpgThe City supports an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group (ATSIAG) to advise and make recommendations to Council on issues affecting the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the City of Armadale.

The membership of ATSIAG includes Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who live in, or work towards improving the quality of life for ATSI people living in the City of Armadale. If you are interested in knowing more about ATSIAG please contact Jodie Clarke, Indigenous Development Coordinator on 9399 0820 or

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The Champion Centre

The City’s Indigenous development team is based at the Champion Centre, a dedicated community facility located on Champion Drive, Seville Grove, which is owned and operated by the City of Armadale. Contact the centre on 9399 0820 or

The Champion Centre is a meeting place for local people and a culturally appropriate space for the provision of services and programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Activities operating from the Champion Centre are provided by government agencies, non-profit organisations and other community groups working in partnership with the City of Armadale. Some services are located at the centre, whilst others provide services and program from the centre on a regular basis. These include:

Aboriginal Driver Training

Friday 10:30am – 2:30pm
Contact Champion Centre - 9399 0820

Are you 16 or over and don’t have your learner’s permit? Visit the Champion Centre and sit your learner’s permit for free. The program is available to all ATSI persons metropolitan wide. A light lunch and refreshments are provided.

Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid

Contact Teresa - 0402 492 886

Impacts Aboriginal Community Development Programs delivers mental health first aid to Aboriginal & non Aboriginal people working in the Human Resources and Managerial sectors who regularly engage with Aboriginal people in their workplace.

Leadership Development and Nutrition program

Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 3:30pm
Contact Karen - 9399 0689

This qualification is designed to further develop and enhance a person’s leadership skills. It allows participants to develop self, work collaboratively with other team members, plan and participate in team meetings, communicate effectively and identify the rights and responsibilities of others. A major component of the Leadership Course is active participation in a team or community based project.

Participants are required to work in a team to undertake a practical project which benefits not only the team or community, but also contributes to their own skill development and achievement.

To achieve the Certificate II in Leadership Development participants must successfully complete a total of 8 core units and 4 elective units. This course is Centerlink approved.

Mooditj Youth Development

Wednesday and Thursday 4.30pm—6pm
Contact Teresa on 0402 492 886 or email

The only Nyoongar Youth Resource Service driven by local Nyoongar youth, we aim to build resilience in our Koorlingars (kids), empower their families and strengthen culture. A new initiative for at risk Aboriginal youth aged 13-25 years.

Muggin Aboriginal Corporation

Contact Teresa on 0402 492 886 or email

This group engages with the local Nyoongar community and initiates collaborative partnerships with the wider community through awareness raising and support for Social and Emotional Wellness, Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid, Youth Development, Mentoring and Leadership, Culture, Language, Dance, Bush Tucker, Bush Medicine and Cultural Reconnection.

Save the Children

Save the Children staff are based at the Champion Centre most days of the week. Programs operating from the centre include:

  • Play Group & Deadly Chef

    Nubararch Quarnt Kaatdijin is an early learning program for children 0-5 years old. The program aims to ensure that everyone’s children have the best start to life through providing quality, accessible and culturally safe early childhood education. At the same time we have a program for Mums, Aunties and Grandmas, including yarning and cooking. We also provide transport to and from the program.

    Playgroup details:
    Wednesday 10:30am-12:30pm
    Friday 10:30am-12:30pm
    Location Champion Centre
    76 Champion Drive Armadale

    Contact Zeb and Nola on 0478 039 651

  • Reconnect

    The Reconnect program provides holistic support for young people aged 12-18 who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, and are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This involves working with the young people to achieve family reconciliation where possible, and engagement with employment, education, training and the community.

    Contact Johnna on 0413 263 462 or Edna on 0413 342 647

  • One Step Closer

    One Step Closer is a safe space for Aboriginal children and young people aged 8-15 years old on a Friday evening. Save the Children along with Nyoongar Sport Association run traditional sports and activities. The aim of this program is to give young people in Armadale a fun, positive and culturally safe space in their local area. Participating in sports also gives young people the opportunity to develop solid skills like leadership, team work and self-confidence.

    One Step Closer details:
    Friday 6-9pm
    Friday 10:30-12:30
    Location Blackburn Reserve
    Challis Road (behind the Champion Centre)

    Contact Courtney on 0422 779 820 (Mon-Fri)

  • Strong Tomorrow

    Strong Tomorrow works closely with WA Police to provide support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 12-18 who have come in to trouble with the law. This involves providing young people with a positive mentor to help them overcome the challenges they face, identify their strengths and support them to choose alternative paths.

    Contact Steve on 0423 826 684 (Mon, Thurs, Fri)

  • Back to Country Camps

    Back to Country camps are for Aboriginal young people aged 12-17. The camps are about having fun, learning about Noongar culture, building confidence and independence, and spending time with Noongar elders. The camp encourages young people to be proud of their culture and gives them an opportunity to learn how to be solid young role models and leaders in their community.

    Contact Courtney on 0422 779 820 (Mon-Fri)

Infectious Diseases Department of Fremantle Hospital

B2 Clinic—Sexual Health
Tuesday 10am—1pm
Contact Donna on 9431 2874

The B2 Clinic is a sexual health service provided within the Infectious Diseases Department of Fremantle Hospital. The clinic aims to provide comprehensive sexual health care that is accessible to all members of the community.

Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation

Hippy Program

Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation and Communicare Inc. have secured the HIPPY Program through the Brotherhood of St Laurence and are now seeking interested Aboriginal families who have a 4 year old child to be part of this new and exciting program.

We have some great activities/events planned and we are going to be walking with you every step of the way. So come along and be part of this new exciting program for our Aboriginal families.

Contact Tjalaminu Mia Eldridge on 0432 233 800 or 9271 5738 or

Waabiny Mia – Indigenous Parenting Service

waabiny_mia.jpgIf you are a Nana, Pop, Mum or Dad we are interested in hearing from you!

Waabiny Mia is set to hold Family Tree/History projects for the whole family. If you have any ideas come down and have a yarn with us.

Do you have a family member that has served in the Army, Navy or Air Force?

We would also like to yarn with you to see how we should celebrate and honour our Aboriginal Service men and women.

Contact the Champion Centre on 9399 0820.

Who’s hot desking at the Champion Centre?

‘Hot desking’ is an office organisation system which allows multiple workers to share a physical work space. Current hot deskers at the centre include:

Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service (AADS) 1 Counsellor
every Thursday 9am – 12pm
Contact Samantha on 9221 1411
Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation 1 Counsellor
every Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 3pm
Contact Liz on 9218 9477
Anglicare WA - Mental Health Carer Support Wednesday 10am – 1pm Contact Bernie on 9394 9214
Richmond Fellowship Partners in Recovery Wednesday 10am – 1pm Contact John or Schiane on 9258 3018 / 0447 472 501
B2 Clinic—Sexual Health Tuesday 10am – 1pm Contact Donna on 9431 2874

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YEYE KAMBARANG (Now Summer) Aboriginal Youth Training & Career Expo

11th November 2014

Polytechnic West is hosting the Aboriginal Youth Training & Career Expo from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

This event will showcase career and training options available to our youth within the local community. There will be various service provider stall holders with lots of information and resources for Apprenticeships & Traineeships to find your career path. Study coaches from Polytechnic West will be there as well as Aboriginal (Real Jobs) with VTEC.

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