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
E: reception@wurundjeri.com.au

Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Children and Family Centre
76 Main St, Thomastown VIC 3074
Ph: 03 8459 4800

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | North West Metro
Debbie Evans | 03 8392 5336 | deborah.evans@dpc.vic.gov.au

Dardi Munwurro (Strong Spirit) Indigenous Leadership Training & Coaching
Regent St, Mernda, VIC, 3754
Ph: 1800 435 799

First Peoples Health and Wellbeing
317-319 High St, Thomastown, VIC, 3074

Ph: 9070 8181

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service – Epping Clinic
560-650 High St, Epping,VIC, 3076
Ph:8592 3920


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Mosaic floor at the Riverside Community Activity Centre, designed by Cathy Adams, in consultation with the Kulin Nation Cultural Heritage Organisation and young Aboriginal people, and constructed by Libby McKinnon.

 Whittlesea Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

Key Documents/ Links


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Whittlesea Reconciliation Group’s logo – ‘The Corroborree Tree and the Hands of Many Nations’, designed by Phillip Cooper Junior

Good Practice

The Whittlesea 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 flag permanently above the Town Hall
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Employs a full time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Provides Aboriginal specific funding
  • Displays artworks in public places
  • Commissions Aboriginal artworks or performances
  • Supports local Aboriginal artists or performers;
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has facilitated use of Aboriginal language to name sites.
  • Nominates Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for non-Council awards
  • Includes Aboriginal content in whole of community events
  • Organises NAIDOC activities
  • Has worked with RAP to build greater community awareness.
  • Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
  • Involves Aboriginal young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses


VLGA HART IMAGE 2 City of Whittlesea Sorry Space

Whittlesea Sorry Space, launched on Sorry Day 2015

Last Updated: January 24, 2020 at 4:51 pm





25 Ferres Boulevard, SOUTH MORANG 3752
Locked Bag 1, BUNDOORA MDC 3083
Tel: 03 9217 2170
Fax: 03 9217 2111
E: info@whittlesea.vic.gov.au



Donna Wright
Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator
Ph: 03 9217 2159
E: donna.wright@whittlesea.vic.gov.au


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