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.
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owner Corporation
4/48 Edgar Street, Heywood
Ph: (03) 5527 1427
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
Ph: (03) 5527 2051
Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service Inc
18 Wellington Road, Portland
Ph: (03) 5521 7535
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 It is now out of date.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
The Shire of Glenelg 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, outside/above Town Hall and at all Council sites
- Engages with Traditional Owners
- Acknowledges Country
- Uses Aboriginal language 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
- 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 a Reconciliation Action Plan
- Provides Aboriginal specific funding
- Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
- 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
- Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
- Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
- Supports local Aboriginal economic development
- Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
Last Updated: August 25, 2020 at 2:24 pm