Welcome to Country
Welcome to country — Indigenous Dance & Ceremonies in Cairns, QLD

Welcome to Country Cairns


Each Aboriginal tribe has a unique way of sharing Welcome to Country. However, regardless of which tribe, the words and ceremonies area designed to welcome guests to our beautiful Aboriginal lands.

Traditional welcome to country can be flexible depending on the company time restraints. We like to talk to the client beforehand so we can tailor a Welcome to Country package relevant to that business.

Gift giving is part of Welcome to Country when visitors come to Cairns - this is unique to Minjil and we pride ourselves on doing this. Gifts include hand-made Boomerangs, Spear launchers, Ceremonial Rhythm Sticks, Shields, Pair of clapsticks. These products cannot be bought and are only given as a cultural awareness gift. Welcome to Country is a cultural and spiritual invitation.

Our culturally significant ceremonies are ideal for many different events in Cairns.
Some of our regular clients include:
  • Cultural ambassadors for theatre companies
  • Cairns city council
  • Hilton, Pullmans, Novotel, Ridges
    A traditional Welcome to Country ritual typically requires about 10 minutes to perform. However, Minjil can tailor a ceremony to meet the unique time considerations and constraints of your company or guests.

    Please note that Minjil’s Welcome to Country ceremonies are geographically limited to the Cairns area as we respect the boundaries of other local tribes.