Oliver Costello

Oliver Costello

Community Manager

  • Culture of memory

  • Evans Head (Australia)

Oliver Costello is from the Northern Rivers area of eastern Australia, known as Bandjalung country in the local Indigenous language. Oliver started the Firesticks initiative in 2009 to spread the message about Indigenous fire practices in Australia. He incorporated it into the Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation in 2018 and is now CEO. Before that he also worked at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education and Community Management from the University of Technology, Sydney. Oliver seeks to empower communities and organisations to develop collaborative approaches to support Indigenous leadership and recognition of cultural practices, primarily through community mentorship on country.

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