Casey

Key Aboriginal Contacts

 

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

Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council
Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Phone: (03) 9416 2905
E: reception@wurundjeri.com.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
 
 

Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place
20 Agonis St, Doveton VIC 3177


Casey Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

 casey-aboriginal-gathering-place-opening

The official opening of Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place in Doveton, a community driven council facility, developed with assistance from the Local Aboriginal Network and Casey City Council. The Gathering Place is a hub for people to come together and relax, share conversation and company and engage in several programs and services developed with and for the Aboriginal community. Various activities operate from the Gathering Place, through partnership and support of local Aboriginal organisations such as the Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative

Key Documents / Links

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Casey

 

Good Practice

In 2016, the City of Casey was a finalist in the Community HART Awards for their work in early childhood reconciliation. In conjunction with the City of Dandenong, the Reconciliation in Early Childhood Partnership Working Group was established in 2015 to plan and deliver a forum to highlight the need for reconciliation in the early years, and to build the capacity of staff in the early childhood sector to engage and provide culturally safe service delivery.

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

  • Flies Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags permanently
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Uses Aboriginal languages to name projects or places
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Indigenous specific commitments in Council Strategic documents
  • Provides Indigenous specific funding
  • Employs Aboriginal staff Employs a part time
  • Aboriginal Liaison Officer Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has an Aboriginal engagement/consultation policy
  • Provides Aboriginal specific funding
  • Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has facilitated use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Has worked with RAP to protect local significant sites
  • Has worked with RAP to build greater community awareness
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Provides Aboriginal specific HACC services
  • Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Involves Aboriginal young people in programs
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses


Last Updated: January 8, 2019 at 10:50 am

THE CITY OF CASEY

City of Casey

 

City of Casey Map

CONTACT DETAILS

Magid Drive, NARRE WARREN 3805
PO Box 1000, NARRE WARREN 3805
Tel: 03 9705 5200
Fax: 03 9704 9544
Email: caseycc@casey.vic.gov.au
Website: www.casey.vic.gov.au

 

ABORIGINAL LIAISON CONTACT

Courtney Boi
Acting Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator 
E: cboi@casey.vic.gov.au
M: 0439 164 744

 

Elizabeth Tomlins
Aboriginal Access and Support Officer
E: etomlins@casey.vic.gov.au
T: 9705 4444
M: 0439 681 713

 

 

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