Key Aboriginal Organisations


For information about formally Recognised Traditional Owners visit Aboriginal Victoria’s interactive map and search the Local Government Area name [e.g. LGA: Ballarat] or a street address. You can also refer to Aboriginal Victoria’s Welcomes and Acknowledgements Protocol.

Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 734, Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 4308 0420

Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 1026 Bendigo 3552
Ph: (03) 5444 2888

Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative
5 Market Street, Ballarat 3353
Ph: 5331 5344

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Grampians
Larry Kanoa | 03 5327 2819 |


Ballarat Walk

City of Ballarat’s Walk for Recognition, Lake Wendouree 2013


Ballarat Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Key Documents / Links

City of Ballarat – Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2021
Ballarat Koorie Engagement Action Group (KEAG)



The City of Ballarat’s Koorie Engagement Action Group and the Local Aboriginal Network, in partnership, recently held a NAIDOC Awards night, to celebrate and recognise the success and achievements of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Good Practice

The City of Ballarat reported the following good practices in their response to the 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey and subsequent updates.

  • Flies the Aboriginal Flag permanently above Town Hall
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Uses Aboriginal languages to name projects or places
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Collects data on employee Indigenous identity
  • Has a full time Aboriginal Liaison role
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Indigenous specific commitments in the Council Plan, Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan and the Local Planning Scheme
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Displays Aboriginal artworks in Council premises and in public places
  • Holds exhibitions, festivals, markets or concerts
  • Commissions artworks or performances
  • Supports local artists or performers
  • Nominates Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for non-Council awards
  • Recognises local Aboriginal historical events
  • Includes Aboriginal content in whole of community events
  • Holds Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Festivals
  • Holds NAIDOC activities
  • Holds Reconciliation Week activities
  • Library has Indigenous specific programs
  • Has facilitated the use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • Has Indigenous-specific HACC services
  • Provides Aboriginal specific childcare programs
  • Runs Indigenous specific youth programs
  • Involves Indigenous young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Indigenous young people
  • Procures goods and services from Indigenous businesses
  • Commissions artwork from local Indigenous artists
  • Is involved in local Indigenous tourism


Ballarat Recognise reception

City of Ballarat official reception for Journey to Recognition, 2013

Last Updated: June 3, 2019 at 10:04 pm





25 Armstrong Street South,
PO Box 655,
Tel 03 5320 5500
Fax 03 5320 5832



Liz Hardiman 
P: 5320 5831

Hemraz Bhoolah
P: 5320 5144

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