Beverley Walley is a Noongar Ballardong woman from the South West of Perth in Western Australia. She also has connections to the Mirrawong Gaderong people in the East Kimberley of Kununurra, Western Australia, where she currently resides.
Beverley did her primary and secondary schooling in a wheatbelt town called Goomalling which is approximately 100kms from Perth. After graduating Year 12 at Iona Presentation College in Mosman Park WA, Beverley then went on to complete a Diploma in Secretarial Studies.
Soon after, Bev worked for the Aboriginal Legal Services following other experiences with appointments to Department of Community Welfare, Department of Social Security and ATSIC-Aboriginal Medical Services in Broome and Kununurra, and Centrelink in Kununurra.
During her education journey, Bev has been involved with Oxfam Australia and Aarnja, both strong women’s leadership organisations. Bev has also been involved supporting individuals who are against the Cashless Debit Card scheme. Bev is currently a retiree who was an employee for ten years with the Department of Education.
At present Bev is the Chairperson of the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service in Kununurra, WA.