Colac Otway

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.

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
86 Mercer St, Geelong VIC 3320 – Ph: 5222 5889
99 Mair St East, Ballarat VIC 3350 – Ph: 4308 0420

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

Colac Area Health (Aboriginal Health Workers)

2-28 Connor Street COLAC 3250
03 5232 5100
Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Barwon South West 
Shane Bell | 03 5564 8880 |

Colac Otway 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 It is now out of date.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. 

Good Practice

The Colac Otway Shire reported the following good practices in their response to the 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey and subsequent updates.

  • Flies Aboriginal Flag permanently
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Provides support for Aboriginal art and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Provides Aboriginal specific maternal and child health responses
  • Provides Aboriginal specific childcare programs
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group

Last Updated: August 25, 2020 at 2:22 pm


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Address 2-6 Rae Street, COLAC 3250
Postal PO Box 283, COLAC 3250
Tel 03 5232 9400
Fax 03 5232 1046



Peter Macdonald
Building Inclusive Communities
Ph: 5232 9424
M: 0429 181 593

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