Bininj/Mungguy culture has its own set of social behaviours and customs, which are considered good manners. Please consider these while you are in Kakadu.
- Show respect by not entering restricted areas. They may be sacred sites, ceremonial sites, burial grounds or even someone's home
- Traditionally, Bininj/Mungguy do not greet each other every time they meet. However, most Bininj/Mungguy are used to non-Aboriginal people doing so and may expect a 'hello'
- Many Bininj/Mungguy do not use personal names as freely as non-Aboriginal people do and often address each other by kinship terms
- Bininj/Mungguy appreciate privacy. It is good manners not to enter living areas and not to take photographs of Bininj/Mungguy without permission
- Some Bininj/Mungguy find constant eye contact uncomfortable
- In Bininj/Mungguy culture it is important to listen carefully and consider the response carefully before giving an answer
- It is polite to say goodbye when leaving. The Bininj/Mungguy word for goodbye is 'Boh Boh' (pronounced bor bor)
- In Bininj/Mungguy culture it is often not appropriate to use the names or display images of deceased people
- Areas in Kakadu occasionally close for cultural purposes at the request of traditional owners