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 Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Phone: (03) 9416 2905

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Northern Metro Inner East 
Cathy Austin | 03 8392 5334 | 

Mia Mia Gallery
Walk of Art at MC Square, 689 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
Tel: 0425 758 304

The Didge Circle
Meet at various locations, updates listed on Facebook
Tel: 0408 343 433

The Melbourne Didgeridoo and Cultural Festival
Wombat Bend, Lower Templestowe
Tel: 0408 343 433


Manningham Womens Wurundjeri ceremony

Wurundjeri women gather for ceremony on Country at Bukkertilibul, Wonga Park, October 2014. Photo: Barbara Oehring

Manningham 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 It is now out of date.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. 

Wurundjeri Stories General Flier 2

Wurundjeri Stories is an interpretive signage trail along the Yarra River at Pound Bend, Warrandyte, that explores the Wurundjeri history, culture, traditional life, spirituality, historic events and the people linked to this sacred site. The trail was developed through the collaboration of many partners including Wurundjeri Council, Manningham City Council, Parks Victoria, Aboriginal Victoria and the local Aboriginal community. Hinged upon Wurundjeri heritage site preservation and reconnection to country, the Heritage Trail also provides opportunities for mentoring for the next generation of cultural leaders, future employment, school excursions and cultural tourism.

Key Documents / Links

Manningham City Council Indigenous and Reconciliation Information web page
Aboriginal History in Manningham
Manningham Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-17
Manningham Cultural Strategy (2013-2017)
Wurundjeri Stories at Pound Bend: Visitor Information Guide
Wurundjeri Stories Heritage Trail 



Launch of Traffic Signal Art Project during National Reconciliation Week 2012. Artwork by John Baxter

Good Practice

Manningham City Council reported the following good practices in their response to the 2012 Victoria Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey and subsequent updates.

  • Flies the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags permanently above the Town Hall
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
  • Has an Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • Collects data on employee Aboriginal identity
  • Employs an Aboriginal Liaison Officer or similar – part-time
  • 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
  • Involves Aboriginal young people in programs
  • Provides Aboriginal specific HACC services
  • Provides Aboriginal specific maternal and child health responses
  • Supports local Aboriginal economic development
  • Promotes Aboriginal businesses
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Is involved in local Aboriginal tourism
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people



Yingabeal: Scar Tree ceremony at Heidi Museum of Modern Art

Last Updated: August 25, 2020 at 2:34 pm





699 Doncaster Road, DONCASTER 3108
PO Box 1, DONCASTER 3108
Tel: 03 9840 9333, Fax: 03 9848 3110



Deb Knoche
Social Planning Officer – Reconciliation
T: 9840 9394


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