The Worimi are the traditional owners of the Port Stephens area.
One of the aims of the Tomaree Museum Project is to enhance Worimi cultural identity and protect Worimi cultural heritage.
The Tomaree Museum Association believe that it is important that:
the Worimi nation tell their story in any Tomaree Museum exhibition, and that
the Tomaree Museum complement the aboriginal story already told by the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council, the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council, numerous individuals and the Worimi Conservation Lands Board.