In all its endeavours, MOCS works to promote understanding and respect for Aboriginal people, culture and heritage in the Blue Mountains. The Darug & Gundungurra peoples are the custodians of this place and we pay respect to their Elders – past and present.

MOCS endorses the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports the Statement’s invitation for all of us to work together for the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander sovereignty and a future that connects us to each other: click here to read our full Endorsement Statement.

MOCS assists various projects in the Blue Mountains which are also working to this end. They include:

  • Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation: click here for information about BMP4R
  • Blue Mountains ANTAR:  click here for information about the national ANTAR group. Click here to find out about the Remembering the Forgotten project, remembering and honouring the Aboriginal people's significant contribution to the Australian World War I story.
  • Ngarra Wingarru - Blue Mountains Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG): click here for information about the AECG.
  • Blue Mountains Aboriginal Artists in Schools: project (look at some reports from previous years at the bottom of this page). Click here to see photos of the 2016 Workshops & Cultural Sharing Event.

In May 2014, MOCS launched our Reconciliation Action Plan (2014-15) (RAP)- click on the link to have a look. We are currently working on our second RAP.


Click on the links to have a read of the: