Department of State Development
  • Help shape the future of Treaty in South Australia

    Have your say

Have your say and help shape the future of a Treaty.

Your feedback is important in ensuring the conversation reflects the views of everyone involved.

There are many ways to get involved:

1. Provide feedback

Feedback is accepted online or in writing.

To provide written feedback, please download the feedback form and mail or fax back to the Office of the Treaty Commissioner.

Detailed written submissions from individuals or groups are also welcome.

Feedback Form
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Hardcopy feedback forms will be available at consultations. 

Email feedback

Email to ask questions and send feedback including written submissions.

2. Arrange a consultation

The Treaty Commissioner will visit many sites across South Australia to lead targeted consultation with Aboriginal stakeholder groups. For further information, please sign up to the mailing list below or contact the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to find out when the Treaty Commissioner is in your area and arrange a meeting. 

Upcoming regions include 

  • 29 May – 2 June 2017: Far North 
  • 5 June – 9 June 2017: Far West Coast
  • 15 June – 16 June 2017: Mid-North
  • 22 June - 23 June 2017: South-East

Please note these dates are indicative only and subject to change.


Consultation Paper - Update
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Consultation Paper - Pitjantjatjara
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For more information


Treaty Commissioner
GPO Box 320
Adelaide SA 5001

Free Call 1800 532 000
Phone 08 8226 8900
Fax 08 8226 8999

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If you would like to know more about any of the Treaty Commissioner activities, please register your details.

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Established in 2017, the Treaty Commissioner will lead the consultation about Treaty between the South Australian Government and Aboriginal South Australians.

About the Treaty Commissioner

Dr Roger Thomas, a senior Aboriginal leader with a successful career in both the private and public sector and proud Kokatha and Mirning man, has been appointed for a term of three years.

Commissioner actions

  • Undertake broad consultation on a suitable framework for Treaty between the South Australian Government and Aboriginal South Australians
  • Provide advice to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation on a Treaty framework, which could recognise the unique cultural identity of all Aboriginal South Australians
  • Facilitate conversations for a possible Treaty framework process between the Government and South Australian Aboriginal people.

Roger Thomas bio

Dr Roger ThomasDr Roger Thomas is a senior Aboriginal leader in South Australia. A proud Kokatha, Mirning man, he has enjoyed a successful career in both the private and public sector and is well respected and trusted by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal South Australians.

Dr Thomas has extensive experience in conducting public consultations with the Aboriginal community and has held various positions on state, national and international advisory committees working on strategic initiatives.

He was the inaugural Professor of Indigenous Engagement and Adjunct Professor of Education at the University of Adelaide and also the Dean of the Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies, Wilto Yerlo.

For more information see Treaty discussions