Darryl Kickett is a Noongar man from the Narrogin area of Western Australia who has worked tirelessly for his people for more than 40 years.
He has dedicated his life to community development, land rights, education, health and policy.
Beginning his career as a sportsman, Darryl enjoyed success as a champion boxer and Australian Rules footballer.
After completing a degree in social science Darryl was made Head of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at the Curtin University. During this time, Darryl and his team developed the hugely successful Community Management and Development Course.
Darryl has made an outstanding contribution in Aboriginal health. As the CEO of the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia, significant advancements were made in health care delivery, child and maternal health, chronic disease and mental health.
Recently, Darryl has been responsible for bringing the Red Dust Healing Program to communities in WA, a program supporting a healthy path in life. As a result of Darryl’s vision, Noongar men are coming together to work towards spiritual healing.
Darryl is also the Outback Academy Red Dust Heelers Team Mentor. He supports the team advice to cultural respect protocols as they work with communities across Australia, and reinforces the principles and values of the Red Dust Healing program with the team and officials. Red Dust Healing Founders Tom Powell and Randall Ross work closely with Darryl supporting the Red Dust Heeler’s approaches to work with communities.