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

Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd
 Community Hub, South Melbourne Town Hall
208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Phone: 03 9682 9578 | Email: 

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

Koorie Heritage Trust
Levels 1 & 3, The Yarra Building
Federation Square,
Flinders St, Melbourne.
Ph: 8662 6300

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy
Ph: (03) 9419 3000

share the spirit dancers

City of Melbourne supports events like Share the Spirit Festival on Survival Day

City of Melbourne Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Documents and Links


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Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations, 2013. Barbara Oehring

Good Practice

The City of Melbourne 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 at Melbourne Town Hall
  • Flies the Torres Strait Islander flag on special occasions
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Provides candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Currently recruiting RAP advisers
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with the local Reconciliation Group
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Employs a full time Reconciliation Officer and a Senior Indigenous Policy Advisor
  • Has a general Employment policy that 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 a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has facilitated the use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • Has worked with Traditional Owners to protect local significant sites
  • Has worked with Traditional Owners to build greater community awareness
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Promotes Aboriginal businesses
  • Actively seeks to engage Aboriginal businesses for goods or services
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Is involved in local Aboriginal tourism



City of Melbourne National Reconciliation Week Launch, 2012

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 at 3:41 pm

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Melbourne City Council
PO Box 1603, Melbourne VIC 3001
Ph: 03 9658 9566



Jeanette Vaha’akolo
Senior Indigenous Policy Officer
T: 03 9658 9566
E: jeanette.vaha’

Lizzy Skinner
Reconciliation Officer
T: 03 9658 8567

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