It is a sign of respect to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land. Today, it is common protocol for businesses, Local Governments, conferences and forums, official openings and ceremonies, and other events for Welcomes to Country to be performed by an Aboriginal custodian of the land. Metro are the custodians of the lands within our boundaries, and as part of this duty we carry out Welcomes to Country on behalf of our members.
Metro have 4 Cultural Representatives who do our Welcome to Country they are respected Gadigal Elder Uncle Charles (Chicka) Madden, Uncle Allan Madden, Aunty Norma Ingram, and Uncle Raymond Davison.
Requests for Welcomes to Country can be made through Metro’s office by completing a request form. Please note requests for Welcome to Country are in high demand and should be booked in advance.
Metro have also developed a 'Welcome to Country Protocols' for your information which is available to download.Download