Aboriginal peoples of the South West Region of Western Australia are known as Noongar peoples. The territory around Albany is the traditional country of the Minang (spelt Meananger by Nind in 1831). Aboriginal occupation of the South West Region of WA has been dated to over 50,000 years.
The Albany Aboriginal Accord continued to be implemented over the 2010-2011 year, fostering engagement with local Noongar people. The Accord and Action Plan recognises the role that the City must play in the provision of services and facilities for the Aboriginal community