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 VIC 3067
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
Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Dan Turnbull, Chief Executive Officer
Mobile: 0499 222 331
Phone: 03 9770 1273
Cohealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team
107-139 Churchill Avenue, Braybrook VIC 3019
Program Manager: Tanya Druce
Phone: (03) 9448 6278
Fax: (03) 9312 3507
Mobile: 0428 762 221
Aboriginal History – Living Museum of the West
Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong, (entrance opposite Warr’s Road) Melways map ref: 28 B10
Phone: (03) 9318 3544
Fax: (03) 9318 1039
Footscray Community Arts Centre – Indigenous Cultural Program
45 Moreland Street Footscray VIC 3011
Phone: 03 9362 8888
Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | North West Metro
Debbie Evans | 03 8392 5336 |

Maribyrnong Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)



On National Sorry Day 26 May 2016,  Council in partnership with the cohealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Team unveiled an artwork titled ‘Reconciliation… It will take all of us’ created by Aboriginal artist Francine Ngardarb Riches in the foyer of the Braybrook Community Hub

Key Documents / Links

Good Practice

Maribyrnong 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 both flags permanently above the Town Hall.
  • 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
  • Has an Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • 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
  • 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
  • Involves Aboriginal young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses


Last Updated: January 24, 2020 at 3:38 pm





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