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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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Welcome to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander section of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion's website. This page aims to provide access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content within DCSI.

For more information follow the links below

Aged support and services

Ngadluku Purkarna Tirra-apinthi - Protecting our Elders

Domiciliary Care has created some culturally appropriate resources for service providers to help them identify, respond, intervene and prevent abuse of older people in the Aboriginal community.

Older Aboriginal people, like all people, have the right to feel safe from harm, abuse and neglect.

Disability support and services


Financial support and services



DCSI participates in the Sorry Day and NAIDOC events each year with a stall promoting the department and its services at each event.

These events acknowledge important days of remembrance and commemoration, and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. They also provide an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Aboriginal Australians in various fields. Show your support by coming to these events.

  • Sorry Day - Friday 26 May 2017 from 10.30am to 2.30pm at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square).  This National Sorry Day event is being organized by the Journey of Healing Association (SA).
  • NAIDOC Family Fun Day – NAIDOC Week 2-9 July (SA Family Fun Day - date to be advised). The SA NAIDOC Committee organises this event.


National Sorry Day webpage

ANTaR SA, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (South Australia) Inc

Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation South Australia


NAIDOC South Australia


Art Design by Karen Briggs (PDF 76.2 KB) Titled 'connections' - connecting people with services.

"This artwork is an interpretation of connection, connecting people with services based on contemporary use of Aboriginal symbolism. The artwork is not representative of any particular South Australian Aboriginal clan/language group/s."

Please note that all graphics on this page have been used with the express permission of the copyright owners. These images are not owned by the Government of South Australia. See the copyright statement for further information.

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28 Oct 2016
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