Sister city: Yarrabah Shire Council
In 2003 the Towards Reconciliation Working Group initiated a friendship with Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council with the aim of enhancing learning and understanding of each other's cultures.
In December 2006 the two councils formally established this friendship and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote understanding and links between the two communities. The MOU was renewed in October 2012.
The alliance focuses on education, arts and culture, infrastructure, environment, business and reconciliation.
Yarrabah Shire is an independent Aboriginal community situated in north Queensland approximately 7km from Cairns. The area has a population of around 4000 people.
You can find more information at Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Friendship Alliance.
Voices for the Voice
During September 2023, we were proud to host the Mayor of Yarrabah, Cr Ross Andrews, at a series of community events to support the Voice to Parliament referendum. Find out more about the referendum.