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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.


Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

86 Mercer St, Geelong VIC 3320 – Ph: 5222 5889
99 Mair St East, Ballarat VIC 3350 – Ph: 4308 0420
Email: reception@wathcorp.com.au

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative
62 Morgan Street, North Geelong VIC 3215
PO Box 402 North Geelong VIC 3216
Ph: (03) 5277 0044

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 | larry.kanoa@dpc.vic.gov.au

 

Ballarat Walk

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

 

Ballarat Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Please note that the information contained within the Aboriginal Community Profile was gathered in 2014. It is now out of date. A refresh of this data is currently being undertaken and the updated results will be available soon. 

 
Key Documents / Links

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

 

Winners-in-Ballarat-NAIDOC-Awards

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: August 25, 2020 at 2:17 pm

CITY OF BALLARAT

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CONTACT DETAILS

25 Armstrong Street South,
BALLARAT 3350
PO Box 655,
BALLARAT 3353
Tel 03 5320 5500
Fax 03 5320 5832
E: ballcity@ballarat.vic.gov.au
www.ballarat.vic.gov.au

 

ABORIGINAL LIAISON OFFICER CONTACT

Nikki Foy
E: nikkifoy@ballarat.vic.gov.au
P: 0407 921 222

INTERCULTURAL PARTNERSHIP OFFICER CONTACT

Lisa Collins
E: lisacollins@ballarat.vic.gov.au
P: 5320 5500

 

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