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Welcome to Country is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to address employment and economic development outcomes in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. As a not for profit driven by our purpose, everything we do is focused on delivering direct outcomes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait people and communities.

CamperMate Features Welcome to Country First Nations

20 September 2022



Experiential Travel platform, CamperMate, has brought first Nations experiences and adventures into the limelight, listing almost 200 of Welcome to Country’s Aboriginal experiences and adventures on its app and the CamperMate.com website, making an ideal one-stop-shop resource of things to do while exploring around Australia.

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Welcome to Country announces appointment of Chief Executive Officer

13 September 2022



Welcome to Country, the not-for-profit marketplace for First Nations experiences and products, is delighted to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Gurindji/Ngalakan man Desmond Campbell.

Welcome to Country Chairman Troy Rugless said Desmond was chosen after an extensive and competitive selection process. “Desmond is an excellent cultural fit for Welcome to Country. His passion and vision will lead us into the future as a thriving social enterprise” he said. “The Board, of which a majority of Directors are Aboriginal, myself as Chair included, look forward to working with Desmond over the coming years.”

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Welcome to Country announces first Indigenous Chair

22 April 2022



Following on from a year of strong growth in 2021 Welcome to Country, Australia’s first not for profit marketplace offering over 200 First Nations experiences and over 1000 products, continues to evolve, enjoying a year of company firsts.

The Welcome to Country team is delighted to announce the appointment of Troy Rugless as its first Indigenous Chairman. Welcome to Country has also confirmed the appointment of Paul Ah Chee Ngala
as a board member.

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