This page contains information about the traditional owners of Subiaco, the city’s Kaya Subiaco program and annual NAIDOC Week ceremony, partnerships with Aboriginal organisations and the Whadjuk Trail Network.
Acknowledgement of country
The City of Subiaco acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyungah people as the traditional custodians of the area and recognise the continuing cultural connection of the Whadjuk Nyungah people with the land and waterways of Subiaco.
Kaya Subiaco is an Aboriginal culture activity program inviting the Subiaco community to learn about and celebrate the culture, history and traditions of Nyungah people.
A series of events, programs and activities are held across the city between April and June each year in the lead-up to NAIDOC Week. The 2017 program will include culture workshops and painting projects with artists and local high school students and activities for the community including a special storytime session and a special Monday night event talking about the stolen generation at Subiaco Library. Check out the events calendar for all Kaya Subiaco events.
NAIDOC Week flag raising ceremony
NAIDOC Week is a national celebration to show respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Each year, the City of Subiaco proudly participates in NAIDOC Week celebrations by hosting a free community Flag Raising Ceremony and morning tea.
The ceremony for 2017 ceremony will be held on Monday, 3 July. For more information and to book your free ticket please visit the events calendar.
This event is proud to be accessible, including an Auslan interpreter service. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
The Cultural Services Team is delighted to be able to work closely with the Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company who is based at the Subiaco Arts Centre. Yirra Yaakin is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisations producing award-winning, world-class theatre.
As part of a partnership with the City, Yirra Yaakin host a family picnic to launch Kaya Subiaco each year and facilitate culture workshops for local school students and for City staff.
For more information about Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, visit the Yirra Yaakin website (external site).
The Whadjuk Trail network comprises of eight walking trails that lie on Nyungah land and connect remnant bushland areas in the western suburbs of Perth. The Bush to Beach, Karak Bidi, Karda Bidi and Waarlitj Bidi trails all pass through Shenton Park.
Enjoy picturesque scenery, links to history through interpretive signage and listen to stories by scanning QR codes along the route. A free App with maps is available, or maps can be downloaded from the website.
For more information, visit the Whadjuk Trail Network website (external site).