Acknowledgement of Country

The City of Kingston Acknowledges the Bunurong Peoples’ of the Kulin Nation as Traditional Owners and Custodians, and pays respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.  

The Bunurong People occupied areas of south eastern Victoria for tens of thousands of years, their traditional lands stretched from what is now known as the Werribee River, Westernport Bay, Phillip Island, Wilson's Promontory and Port Phillip Bay. 

Before European settlement, the Mayone-bulluk clan lived around the Carrum Carrum Swamp, while the Ngaruk-Willam clan were based around Mordialloc.

Find out more about the Bunurong peoples, who are represented by the Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and First Nations Australian's history and current policies and initiatives on our Aboriginal Community page.

Council acknowledges the Bunurong’s continuing relationship to the land and waterways and respects that their connection and spiritual identify is maintained through ancient ceremonies, songlines, dance, art and living culture.

Council pays tribute to the invaluable contributions of the Bunurong and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Elders who have guided and continue to guide the work we do. 

For more information around delivering an Acknowledgement of Country please read the Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners guide