Greater Dandenong

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.

Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd

Community Hub
South Melbourne Town Hall
208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Phone: 03 9682 9578

Dandenong & District Aborigines Cooperative Limited
62 Stud Road Dandenong Victoria 3175
P.O. Box 683 Dandenong Victoria 3175
Phone: (03) 9794 5973
Fax: (03) 9706 9983

Bunurong Health Service
3 Carroll Avenue
P.O. Box 683, Dandenong, 3175
Phone: (03) 9794 5933
Fax: (03) 9791 1247

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

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Southern Metro
Isaac Young | 03 9651 1942 |


Greater Dandenong Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Key Documents / Links

The City of Greater Dandenong 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 and on special occasion outside/above Town Hall;
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Employs Engagement Officer & Trainee – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councilors
  • 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 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
  • Has Aboriginal-specific HACC services
  • Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
  • Involves Aboriginal young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 at 2:46 pm


Greater Dandenong

Greater Dandenong


225 Lonsdale St, DANDENONG 3175
PO Box 200, DANDENONG 3175
Ph: (03) 9239 5100



Leanne Pearson,
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Engagement Officer,
T: 03 8571 5393


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