Teagan Goolmeer is a proud Arabunna descendant from Lake Eyre country, her family are displaced people as a result of stolen generation and have lived off country for 3 generations. She grew up in Newcastle (Awabakal country) and has worked in the public sector across 3 states.
Teagan has worked in the community engagement and environmental sector for over 10 years including in NSW, QLD and WA as well as at an international level as an ambassador to the World Indigenous Network. More recently she manage and developed the stakeholder engagement strategy for the Regional Services Reform Unit, coordinating the community engagement across WA, with remote Aboriginal communities.
Teagan also currently is the deputy chair of the Indigenous Advisory Committee, which is a statutory committee established under the EPBC Act. The Committee advises the Minister for the Environment on the operation of the EPBC Act, taking into account the significance of Indigenous peoples' knowledge of the management of land and the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Teagan has: a Bachelor of Education; Bachelor of Applied Science; and a Masters in Marine Science and Management.