The word Nyoongar means "a person of the south-west of Western Australia". Nyoongar is identified as a single language, but there are several ways of pronouncing it, which is reflected in the different ways to spell the word. Nyoongar are made up of 14 clan groups with seven dialectic groups.
The City of Rockingham is situated within a specific clan group, the Whadjuk people, on Nyoongar Country.
The City would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which Rockingham stands, the Nyoongar people. We pay our respects to the local elders and leaders both past and present.