Aboriginal Community Owned & Managed

Our History

Our History

Since 2003, SEARMS has been providing housing and related support for the Aboriginal Community to the Capital Region and Far South Coast.

It started as a Co-Operative that consisted of five Aboriginal Housing Owners as follows:

  • Batemans Bay Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Budawang Aboriginal Corporation
  • Cobowra Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council

Operating as a Regional Management Model under the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO), SEARMS extended its services to other Aboriginal Housing Owners from Wallaga Lake to Yass, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Ulladulla and Nowra.

In 2011, SEARMS moved from a Co-Operative to an Aboriginal Corporation under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island) Act with a skills-based board.

SEARMS has played an integral part in the supply and development of Aboriginal housing opportunities in New South Wales, which closely aligns with cultural, community and family orientated principles.

For more information about SEARMS Membership and Constitution please view our constitution here in the SEARMS Rule Book (Jan 2021)

Current Directors of SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation are:

  • Tom Slockee – Chair
  • Anne Greenaway – Chair Finance & Audit
  • Brendan Moyle – Chair Development
  • Jim Allen
  • Roslyn Field
  • Cheryl Moreton
  • Jason Oakleey
  • Steve Shanahan

More about our current Directors can be found at SEARMS Directors.