A Welcome to Country can only be performed by a traditional owner from the particular Country where the event is being held. This is usually a recognised Elder from the appropriate language group. The Elder welcomes people to their land.
Moondani Balluk Academic Unit liaises with Elders in the community to engage them for official welcomes. In providing a Welcome to Country, traditional owners are using their intellectual property and must be paid for the service. Moondani Balluk can advise on these costs.
Staff from Moondani Balluk are also available to perform an Acknowledgement of Country on request.
Please email us at [email protected] if you'd like to request a Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country.