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The National Aboriginal Child Safety, Domestic and Family Violence Summit 2024

The National Aboriginal Child Safety, Domestic and Family Violence Summit 2024: Creating a Space for Change

The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2024: Creating a Space
for Change, will be held at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, situated on the lands of the Kaurna People of South Australia, from 25-27 September 2024.

The Summit aims to cultivate new and innovative responses to Aboriginal Family and Domestic Violence and Child Protection in Australia. The summit is hosted by KWY, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. It will bring together leaders from across Australia to showcase innovative thinking, culturally safe responses, and importantly best practices to create improved outcomes for Aboriginal women, children, men, families and the community. Last years Summit was a sold out event with over 150 attendees on the waitlist!


This year’s design was inspired by the Kaurna people’s connection to the River Torrens (Karrawirra Pari) and its significance as a meeting place. The abstract shapes follow the topography of the Torrens to create stunning backgrounds. The dotted line work represents the path travelled across this land by the Kaurna people and the colour palette is derived from native Australian botanicals such as eucalypt, lemon myrtle and wattle seed bringing the abstract shapes and dot patterns to life



25 – 27 September 2024
Adelaide Oval, Kaurna Yerta

$1280 + GST


27 September 2024
Adelaide Oval, Kaurna Yerta

$180 + GST


By partnering with us, you become an official ally in KWY’s quest to safeguard Aboriginal lives and create safer and stronger families. As a partner, your organisation can shine as a beacon of hope, representing this vital cause to more than 300 delegate at this year’s Summit.

Click below to view the sponsorship package or to apply to be a 2024 partner!


At KWY we want to promote equal access to the Summit. For this reason, we are operating a Pay-It-Forward ticket system, enabling organisations or individuals to donate additional tickets for Aboriginal Community Members and Aboriginal Not-for-Profits to attend the Summit who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial barriers. 

If you would like to purchase a pay-it-forward ticket, please contact

If you are experiencing financial barriers in accessing the Summit and would like a ticket to the event, please email with information.


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Thank you to everyone who joined us at KWY’s National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children in Adelaide. KWY hosted over 220 attendees and an additional 30 speakers from across Australia.

The National Summit united exceptional guest speakers from across the country, who brought together their diverse perspectives to tackle one of the most critical issues facing our nation today - the safety of our children. It stimulates new and innovative pathways to address the national issue of child safety, domestic and Aboriginal family violence across Australia. Together, we explored innovative pathways to address these challenges, paving the way for a brighter, safer future for all Australians. Overall, the Summit provided an important platform for meaningful dialogue and collaboration towards improving the lives and outcomes of Aboriginal children and families. 


  • Day one started with a Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country by Uncle Moogy Sumner and Isaac Hannam. 

  • The Honourable Amanda Rishworth committed to ongoing partnerships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.

  • The Honourable Minister Katrine Hildyard and The Honourable Minister Nat Cook committed to a lock in of 30% of current funding to be allocated to the SA ACCOs. 

  • Minister Hildyard shared that the South Australian Child Protection Act is being reviewed and declared that a new legislation will be introduced into parliament this year. 

  • Commissioner for First Nations Voice Dale Agius walked us through South Australia’s journey to become the first jurisdiction in the country to set up an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

  • SNAICC discussed their Stronger ACCO’s, Stronger Families
– an initiative identifying the strengths, opportunities, needs and barriers of Aboriginal community-controlled organisations (ACCOs) in delivering Commonwealth-funded child and family services.    

  • eSafety Commission introduced Be Deadly Online – sharing a statistic that in 2015 Domestic and Family Violence frontline workers said 98% of their clients experienced technology-facilitated abuse. 

  • No To Violence introduced their Southern Cross Model and discussed Yarning Two Ways initiative – a collaborative dialogue which supports, listens and holds men accountable for their use of family violence.  

  • Stan Grant joined us, speaking about race and shared the term ‘racecraft’ coined by Barbara and Karen Fields. Stan raised their notion that racism creates race, race doesn’t exist until the racist idea creates race. 


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