Greater Geelong

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.

Wadawurring Aboriginal Corporation

99 Mair Street East, Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: (03) 5222 5889

Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative
62 Morgan Street, North Geelong VIC 3215 
Ph: (03) 5277 0044

Wathaurong Glass & Arts
Ph: (03) 5272 2881

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Ph: (03) 5241 5700

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Barwon South West 
Shane Bell | 03 5564 8880 |
Geelong flag ceremony

Since 2014 the City of Geelong has permanently flown the Aboriginal flag above the Town Hall

Soundfile:  Why flying the flag is important – Corrina O’Toole, Wathaurong Aboriginal Coop


Greater Geelong Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Key Documents / Links

Je Be Weng dancers 2011

Je Be Weng Dancers, Reconciliation in the Park, 2011

Good Practice

The Greater Geelong City 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 and on special occasions
  • 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 a full time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • 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 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
  • Has Aboriginal-specific HACC services
  • Supports local Aboriginal economic development
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses

City of Greater Geelong holds an annual National Reconciliation Week Projection Event on the Town Hall Facade

Read about the renaming of Stewarts Reserve, Armstrong Creek to Dooliebeal (Wadawurrung)

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm





City Hall, 30 Gheringhap St, GEELONG 3220
PO Box 104, GEELONG 3220
Ph: (03) 5272 5272


Kevin Krastins
Community Development Officer
Ph: (03) 5272 4043


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