Assisting healthcare professionals with delivering culturally appropriate care throughout Western Australia.

The resources provided below are designed to develop further understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and how to deliver culturally appropriate healthcare.

Cultural Awareness-training-health professional

It is recommended that medical and health professionals undertake cultural awareness and safety training prior to commencing work in rural Western Australia. 

Funding may be available for outreach providers who administer Rural Health West outreach programs to support the cost related to cultural training. Contact the Outreach team for further information.

Cultural Wealth Community Health

cultural wealth community health coverThis publication, developed by Rural Health West, is an introduction to cultural awareness for health professionals working with and caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Western Australia. In the hope of achieving better health outcomes, the resource raises awareness about mutual respect and cultural understanding which underpins all aspects of the development of strong relationships with Indigenous patients and communities. 

The resource is available online, or if you prefer a hard copy of the publication please contact Rural Health West or download an order form.

Online Cultural Awareness and Safety Training

Aboriginal Cultural Orientation Plan for Health Professionals
WA Country Health Service, Disability Services Commission and Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health

An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Awareness 
Why Warriors 

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Registered Cultural Awareness and Safety Training Providers

Cultural Awareness Training Register
Reconciliation Australia 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet 

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) 
08 9227 1631

Indigenous Services Australia
08 9368 6857 

Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission
08 6553 0600

Cancer Council of Western Australia 
Aboriginal Cultural Safety in Palliative Care
08 9382 9300 

Western Desert Puntukurnuparna Aboriginal Corporation 
08 9037 1100

Remote Area Health Corps
08 8942 1650 

Other cultural resources

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 

ABC Indigenous 

 SBS Television Series - First Australians