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

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

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

Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport And Recreation (MAYSAR)
184-186 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Ph: (03) 9486 9123

Koorie Diabetes Services
171 Smith St, Fitzroy
Ph: (03) 9416 4266

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (VACCHO)
17–23 Sackville Street, Collingwood
Ph: 03 9411 9411

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS Victoria)
292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford
Ph: (03) 9244 3333 

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Northern Metro Inner East 
Cathy Austin | 03 8392 5334 | cathy.austin@dpc.vic.gov.au

Charcoal Lane restaurant
136 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Ph: (03) 9235 9200

Yarra Walking guide

Yarra Aboriginal History Walking Guide Launch, 2014

Yarra Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)

January 26

Following consultation with the community, the City of Yarra has changed the way it will mark January 26 out of respect for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  January 26 commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet and the planting of the Union Jack on Gadigal Country (in Port Jackson). For the Wurundjeri and the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, this marks the beginning of invasion and dispossession. To have a truly inclusive national celebration, the City of Yarra supports finding a day which includes, honours and celebrates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have inhabited this land for 60,000 plus years prior to European settlement. Find out more here.

Key Documents / Links


Yarra NRW13

Fitzroy Library’s Koori Stories and Songs, National Reconciliation Week 2013

Good Practice

The Yarra 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 at all Council sites
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Provides candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Employs a part time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Indigenous specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Has an Aboriginal Action Plan
  • Has an  Aboriginal engagement/consultation policy
  • Provides Indigenous 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 Indigenous specific programs
  • Has Indigenous-specific HACC services
  • Involves Indigenous young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Indigenous young people
  • Promotes Aboriginal businesses
  • Actively seeks to engage Aboriginal businesses for goods or services
  • Procures goods and services from Indigenous businesses
  • Is involved in local Indigenous tourism

Last Updated: October 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm





333 Bridge Road, RICHMOND 3121
PO Box 168, RICHMOND 3121
Tel: 03 9205 5555
Fax: 03 8417 6666
E: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au


Colin Hunter
Community Planner Aboriginal Partnerships
Ph: (03) 9205 5014
E: colin.hunter@yarracity.vic.gov.au


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