Expression of Interest to attend a Cultural Fire Workshop

Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala Link and Central Tablelands Local Land Service area

Expression of Interest – Cultural Fire Workshop Cape York

The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative — Kanangra Boyd to Wyangala Link Partnership (K2W), Upper Lachlan Landcare (ULL) and the Central Tablelands LLS are seeking expressions of interest from Indigenous community wanting to participate in a cultural fire workshop in the Awu-Laya country in Cape York Peninsula.

The Fire Workshop is an annual event designed to bring people together from different locations and communities, to share and learn about Indigenous fire practices and their application to contemporary management (details available here).

It is expected that successful participants will come back to their own local communities and share experiences and knowledge and be part of cultural activities within the K2W, CTLLS and ULL region.

At the fire workshop you walk with the fire, practically learning first hand with traditional owners and fire practitioners on country. To read country, the animals, the trees, the seasons, and the inherited cultural responsibility of looking after country for future generations.

There will also be displays of research and monitoring techniques that have been developed and grown with community Indigenous fire programs over time. These practices have also been developed and continue to address contemporary problems like weeds, climate change and the ongoing practice of rural livelihoods in sustainable ways.

Workshop dates

  • 13 June 2015 travel to Cairns (or 14 June, dependent on flights)
  • 15–17 June 2015 Fire Workshop
  • 18 June 2015 return.

See Itinerary here.

For those receiving funding under the K2W project there may be a option of staying on till 20th June for those wishing to attend the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival


The K2W Link, CTLLS and Upper Lachlan Landcare will cover registration fees and airfares.

Food is included in the registration fees and camping.

(Cost per person estimate $500 Indigenous community; $1000 non-Indigenous community (registration); $700 (air fare to from Sydney to Cairns return)).

Please note if your expression of interest is successful and you accept you must commit to attending. If you do not attend, you will personally be required to cover the cost of cancelling the registration and air fare.

Successful applicants will need to supply your own camping gear (swag and/or tent).

Submit your expression of interest.

Places are limited and not all EOIs will be successful. EOIs will be assessed against the responses provided for each of the criteria on page 2 and 3. If you are interested in participating, please address all of the following criteria on the form (link to EOI form)

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 10 May 2015

For more information please call Mary Bonet on 0459 352 892 or email, or call Larry Towney on 0438 489 930.

Download EOI application