An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Directions Group is being formed to shape Australia’s participation in the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032.

2022–2032 International Decade of Indigenous Languages logo.

The Office for the Arts recently asked for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be members of an International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group (Directions Group). The Directions Group establishes direct dialogue and partnership between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and decision makers within government.

The Directions Group will consist of up to 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experience or a passion for the preservation, rejuvenation and celebration of Indigenous languages to join the group. The Directions Group will, in partnership with Government, shape Australia's involvement in the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022–2032.

EOI's closed 11.59pm AEDT, Sunday 6 March 2022. Members of the Directions Group will be announced shortly. Updates on the work of the Directions Group will be available on this webpage as the year goes on.  

If you have any questions regarding the Directions Group please email IndigenousLanguages@arts.gov.au.

Detailed information regarding the EOI process and Draft Terms of Reference for the Directions Group can be found below.

The Australian Government acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present and future.

International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group—Short Form Expression of Interest Request

Published

The Australian Government is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for members to join the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group to support Australia's participation in the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022–32.

International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group—Expression of Interest Request

Published

The Australian Government, as represented by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the Department), is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for members to join the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group (Directions Group) to support Australia's participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022–32 (International Decade).

Draft International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group—Terms of Reference

Published

These draft Terms of Reference will be considered at the first meeting of the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Directions Group (Working Title).