Yarra Ranges

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

Taungurung Land and Waters Council (Aboriginal Corporation)
37 High Street, Broadford Vic 3658
Email: enquiries@taungurung.com.au
Phone: (03) 5781 1134 

Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd
Community Hub
South Melbourne Town Hall
208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Phone: 03 9682 9578
Email: info@boonwurrung.org.au

Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association (HICSA)
1a Badger Creek Road Healesville VIC 3777
Tel: 03 5962 2940
E: admin@hicsa.org.au

Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation
Shop 305-307 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, VIC
Tel: (03) 5957 1100
E: AHTintake@easternhealth.org.au 
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service
289 Swansea Road Lilydale VIC 3140
Tel: 03 9212 0200
E: boorndawanwillam@each.com.au  

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Northern Metro Inner East 

Cathy Austin | 03 8392 5334 | cathy.austin@dpc.vic.gov.au


Yarra Ranges 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 It is now out of date.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. 

Key Documents / Links

Yarra Ranges ANTaR (Towards Reconciliation and Land Justice)
Joyce Dodge
Tel: 9726 6627
E: gjdodge@alphalink.com.au



Belgrave Survival Day Festival

Good Practice

The Yarra Ranges Shire 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 in Council Chambers and above the Town Hall and at all Council sites
  • 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 Local Reconciliation Groups
  • Employs a full time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • 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
  • Has an  Aboriginal engagement/consultation policy
  • Provides Aboriginal specific funding
  • Provides support for Aboriginal art and culture
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Has worked with a RAP to protect local significant sites.
  • Has worked with a RAP to build greater community awareness.
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has Aboriginal-specific HACC services
  • Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Is involved in local Aboriginal tourism

Last Updated: April 9, 2021 at 1:49 pm


Yarra Ranges

Yarra Ranges


15 Anderson Street, LILYDALE 3140
PO Box 105, LILYDALE 3140
Tel: 1300 368 333; Fax: 03 9735 4249
E: mail@yarraranges.vic.gov.au



Gary Detez
Indigenous Development Officer
Tel: 03 9294 6462
E: g.detez@yarraranges.vic.gov.au



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