Acknowledgement of Country

Castle’s services operate from the lands of the Darkinjung people to the South (Gosford, The Entrance, Lake Haven), the Awabakal people to the East (Belmont, Toronto, Newcastle, Mayfield), the Worimi people to the North (Nelson Bay) and the Wonnarua people to the West (Maitland, Cessnock).

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of these lands where we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders of these lands – past, present and emerging.

Castle celebrates the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of Australia.

Castle has formally endorsed the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart
Click to learn more about the Uluru Statement

Reconciliation Action Plan (Reflect)

Castle Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
Click to download Castle's RAP

Artwork: Yamanha Birrang
Artist: Minmi Lily Hodgson

Since 1991, Castle has held inclusion at the centre of its values and its work.

We believe that every person and every organisation in Australia has a responsibility to make meaningful contributions towards reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

We have developed our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to formalise the contribution Castle will take towards reconciliation and to hold ourselves publicly accountable to this commitment.

We recognise that our participants, employees, and community stakeholders come from a range of backgrounds, with different life experiences and connections to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our hope is that Castle's first Reconciliation Action Plan creates an opportunity for everyone to be mindful that Culture is all around us, and to embrace the opportunity to listen and learn.

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