In 1994 a small group of local Aboriginal people formed with the vision of providing a meeting place for the Aboriginal Community and promoting visibility for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who live in the Blue Mountains. From that movement the Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture and Resource Centre (ACRC) was created. In 1996 ACRC was incorporated and has since been an important part in the lives of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ACRC is seen as the generalist Aboriginal Service, a place for all Aboriginal people who call the Blue Mountains Home.
The Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture & Resource Centre provides services and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who permanently or temporarily reside within the Blue Mountains Local Government Area.
The Centre offers services that are culturally appropriate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People or gives culturally supportive referrals to mainstream services.
The Centre also provides outlets and opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and non-Aboriginal People to learn about Aboriginal culture, history as well as current and past issues that affect our community.