Please note the 2022 Annual On-Country Bush Meeting at the Yule River Meeting Place has been cancelled.
The decision to cancel was made due to rising COVID-19 case numbers in Western Australia, and the low vaccination rates in the Pilbara region. This was not an easy decision. We have taken into consideration health and safety requirements in the event location to ensure vulnerable community members remain safe, the risks for participants in attending a large gathering, and availability of staff to help run the event.
YMAC will be considering new options in coming months to enable us to engage with the community on important issues, as well as creating opportunity to provide input into future directions for the Yule River gatherings.
Thank you for your understanding.
About the Yule River meetings
This annual meeting is an initiative of Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation’s Pilbara Regional Committee, assisting Traditional Owners from across the region to come together on issues of importance in this significant meeting place. The two-day event supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ASTI) community members with cultural decision making, and opportunity for discussions with parliamentarians and government representatives.
Day 1 is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across the Pilbara region. Day 2 welcomes State and Federal Ministers and decision-makers from across Government, to hear about resolutions passed by community members on Day One, and to collectively discuss and identify solutions to create change.
To learn more about previous Annual On-Country Bush Meetings at Yule River, please visit our Media & Publications page and look at Media Releases and Galleries.