Crowds gather for Mandurah's inaugural corroboree, as part of Nation Dance | Photos

Crowds gathered at Town Beach on Sunday to take part in Mandurah's inaugural corroboree.

Every year, First Nations people from all across Australia come together to take part in corroborees across the country, as part of Nation Dance.

The December 1 event was the first of its kind in Mandurah, celebrating a love for the land and highlighting that Indigenous culture is not only ancient and valued, but still alive and thriving.

Organiser Mervyn Bennell said it was an important event in the community.

"It's about coming together and dancing together to heal and strengthen communities," he said.

"We want to dance to heal our land after so many bad fires and drought.

"We want to protect our land and help it heal."