Bass Coast

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.


Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 4128
FRANKSTON HEIGHTS VIC 3199
Phone: 0499 222 331
Email: manager@bunuronglc.org.au

Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd
Community Hub
South Melbourne Town Hall
208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Phone: 03 9682 9578
Email: info@boonwurrung.org.au

 

Wonthaggi library

Learning stone space Wonthaggi Library

Bass Coast Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Key Documents / Links

Bass Coast Shire Council is a member of the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee
Bass Coast Shire Council is proud to sponsor the Shearwater Festival

Bass Coast Shire Council 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 in Council Chambers and at all Council sites
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Provides Indigenous specific funding
  • Includes Indigenous specific commitments in Council Strategic documents
  • Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Holds exhibitions, festivals, markets or concerts
  • Holds NAIDOC activities
  • Nominates Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for non-Council awards
  • Includes Aboriginal content in whole of community events
  • Library has Indigenous specific programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Indigenous young people
  • Procures goods and services from Indigenous businesses
  • Council seeks input from indigenous service providers in relation to interpretive material (eg Wonthaggi Centennial Centre), historical / heritage information and art and cultural activities.

 

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Shearwater Festival, Cape Woolamai, 2014

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Bass Coast Adult Education Centre NAIDOC week celebrations



Last Updated: October 9, 2018 at 11:49 am

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CONTACT DETAILS

Bass Coast Shire council
76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi
Tel: 03 5671 2211
E: basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au

 

COUNCIL CONTACT

Chris Wightman
Coordinator Social and Community Planning 
Tel: 03 5671 2274
E: c.wightman@basscoast.vic.gov.au

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