The United Ngunnawal Elders Council (UNEC) is a significant Aboriginal body providing advice to the ACT Government in relation to heritage and connection to land matters for the Ngunnawal people. UNEC also provides advice to the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body in accordance with section 9 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) Act 2008.
UNEC is made up of representatives nominated by each of the Ngunnawal family groups. The Council meets up to four times a year in Canberra at various locations, including community-based organisations.
The ACT Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (OA&TSIA) provides funding to assist the councils meetings. Please contact OA&TSIA on (02) 6207 9784 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Correspondence for UNEC should be addressed as follows:
United Ngunnawal Elders Council
C/- Office for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2600
5 Constitution Avenue
Canberra City ACT 2601.
Information about 'Welcome to Country' ceremonies
United Ngunnawal Elders Charter [PDF 66KB] [Word 27KB]