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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and stories, as well as community news and updates.

15 November 2021

Western Australian School Holiday Activities

The summer school holidays are fast approaching, and we are all excited to get out and start having family adventures again. And while travel plans are tricky at the moment,…

08 November 2021

Queensland School Holiday Activities

The summer school holidays are fast approaching, and we are all excited to get out and start having family adventures again. And while travel plans are tricky at the moment,…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays creeping up quickly, we’re showcasing some incredible gift ideas to take the stress out of giving, from beautiful stocking stuffers to…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Homewares Gift Guide

At Christmas, all roads lead to family and home. Home is where we find connection, love, warmth and comfort. Whether you are preparing your home for the holidays or giving…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Beauty Gift Guide

Shop with Purpose this Christmas with luxurious beauty products that will have your loved ones feeling pampered and relaxed. First Nations people have been using Australia’s native ingredients to heal…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Food Gift Guide

Food is an incredible way to bring people together over the holiday period, whether you’re laughing over a Christmas feast or sharing a calming cup of tea with loved ones….

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Jewellery Gift Guide

Good things come in small packages! Whether it is earrings, a necklace, bracelet or cufflinks, everyone loves the gift of jewellery. This Christmas we have beautiful pieces from The Koorie…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Gift Guide

Giving the gift of art for Christmas is a beautiful way to spread joy with something thoughtful and unique that your family and friends will cherish forever. Our extensive range…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Books and Education Gift Guide

A book is a gift you can open over and over again and takes you on adventure without leaving home.  Book lovers big and small will revel in our selection…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fashion Gift Guide

Fashion is more than just the clothes we wear. It is a visual representation of a person’s style, interests, culture and values. With ample events and festivities to attend over…

01 November 2021

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accessory Gift Guide

Accessories make the outfit, it’s the little touches that bring everything together in an understated expression of personal style and they make the best gifts. Accessories can do more than…

27 October 2021

New South Wales School Holiday Activities

The summer school holidays are fast approaching, and we are all excited to get out and start having family adventures again. And while travel plans are tricky at the moment,…

29 September 2021

A yarn with Dr. Michelle Evans, co-founder of Indigenous Business Month

October is Indigenous Business Month, the month-long initiative promotes Indigenous business as a vehicle towards self-determination, a way of providing positive role models for Indigenous Australians and improving the quality…

19 September 2021

Show Your Pet Some Love in Lockdown

We know that pets are loving having everyone home during lockdown, but as an important part of the family they deserve to be spoiled too! Brighten your puppy’s day with…

12 September 2021

Show Your Home Some Love in Lockdown

We’re all spending more time than ever at home and there’s never been a better time to redecorate! Create a space you love and treat yourself and your family to…

05 September 2021

Show the Kids Some Love in Lockdown

To help you show your friends and family a little extra love in lockdown with a gift that gives back, we’re showcasing some of the best gift ideas from First…

06 August 2021

Bush Food of Australia aka Bush Tucker

If you haven’t explored Australian native Bush Food you are missing out on some incredible flavours, textures and nutritional benefits, it’s time to start exploring now. Australia is blessed with…

02 August 2021

Australia’s Best First Nations Food Experiences

Food is our common ground, a universal experience which translates across cultures, languages and countries. It is a delicious and easy way to learn about the culture, traditions and history…

25 June 2021

Experience Big – Experience Western Australia

It’s time to experience Western Australia, to go big and to discover Aboriginal experiences like no other. Escape the usual and discover the incredible in Western Australia. Explore 40 thousand-year-old…

Nyikina children with Woonyoomboo multi-touch book

25 June 2021

Awakening Sleeping Knowledge – The SharingStories Foundation

Working at Welcome to Country is always a rewarding and interesting experience, but occasionally something extraordinary comes across my desk. SharingStories Foundation was just that. A not-for-profit foundation, committed to…

22 April 2021

Aboriginal Art Experience Highlights

Discover the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, from the walls of ancient caves to the walls of modern galleries and everywhere in between. You will find…

15 March 2021

10 fun Indigenous activities for the school holidays

The first school holidays on 2021 are fast approaching, we have plenty of activities to keep the whole family engaged, places where you can just let kids be kids and…

24 February 2021

Why a cultural immersion should be on your travel bucket list

Everyone has a travel bucket list, that impossibly gorgeous list of fantasy destinations and experiences. It usually involves travelling the globe, visiting cities and countries, one exotic location to the…

19 November 2020

Welcome to Country National Launch

NEWS RELEASE 16 November 2020 New Welcome to Country online travel platform invites Australians to have a life-changing experience Welcome to Country, the first not-for-profit online marketplace for Australia’s First…

22 October 2020

Experience your own backyard!

Destination New South Wales, Tourism Australia and Welcome to Country partner to support the Aboriginal tourism industry. Welcome to Country, the premium marketplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tourism…