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.

Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council

Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Phone: (03) 9416 2905

Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd
Community Hub
South Melbourne Town Hall
208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Phone: 03 9682 9578
Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Northern Metro Inner East 
Cathy Austin | 03 8392 5334 |

To welcome 2019 NAIDOC Week, with its theme of ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth’, local community members, service providers, representatives of the State Government as well as players and parents from the Bayswater Junior Football Club, joined with Council at the Marie Wallace Reserve Oval in Bayswater to show their support for the proposed ‘Treaty for Victoria.’

It is our hope that this visual display can help ‘spread the word’ about the need for a Treaty within the Knox community, as well as more broadly.

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Knox Aboriginal Mural project. Photo: Barbara Oehring

Knox Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Key Documents / Links

Aboriginal Community in Knox

Perspectives on Place: Bunjil Way

Good Practice

Knox 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
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • 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
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Commissions artwork or performances
  • Displays Aboriginal Art Work in council premises and public area
  • Has a full time dedicated worker to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Portfolio
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in the Council Plan
  • Nominates Aboriginal and Torres Strait people for non-council awards
  • Undertakes cultural training and advice from Elders in relation to providing culturally safe
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects/sites


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Photo: Barbara Oehring

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 at 3:17 pm





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Community Development Officer – Access and Equity
Tel: 03 9298 8524


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