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Our Mob on Country

Working at DPE

Wherever you are in NSW, you’re always on Country. We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal people’s rights, obligations and roles as Traditional Custodians of the land, sea and waterways.

Working at the department, we provide support from mentors and networks including great training and development opportunities.

Watch and read about some of the great work being done right across our department.

Meet some of our Aboriginal staff

Check out the profiles of Aboriginal staff working in the department.

Aboriginal employees talking about their roles and duties working in National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Employees sharing insights to what it means to be able to work on and care for Country.

Hear from Aboriginal employees about what it's like to work in the legal space at the department.

Aboriginal support networks

Within the department, we have Aboriginal support networks. Internal staff are encouraged to join and network with Aboriginal staff across the state. Both advocate for culturally appropriate outcomes and recognise that our Aboriginal staff bring a wealth of cultural knowledge and experience that enable us to embed Aboriginal cultural knowledge in our work.

You are also supported with internal mentoring programs developed by and for Aboriginal staff. The Nguluway Aboriginal mentoring program provides Aboriginal staff at all grades one on one support through assigning a mentor to help achieve goals and accelerate career pathways. The program also supports new starters adjust to working at DPIE and provides an opportunity to network and share new perspectives.