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The Maggolee website, developed by Reconciliation Victoria, supports engagement and partnerships between local government and Aboriginal communities.



For information about formally Recognised Traditional Owners visit First Peoples - State Relations' interactive map and search the Local Government Area name (e.g. LGA: Ballarat) or a street address. You can also refer to First Peoples - State Relations' Welcomes and Acknowledgements Protocol.

Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

86 Mercer St, Geelong VIC 3320 – Ph: 5222 5889

99 Mair St East, Ballarat VIC 3350 – Ph: 4308 0420



Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative

62 Morgan Street, North Geelong VIC 3215

PO Box 402 North Geelong VIC 3216

Ph: (03) 5277 0044


Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 1026 Bendigo 3552

Ph: (03) 5444 2888


Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative

5 Market Street, Ballarat 3353

Ph: 5331 5344


Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Grampians

Larry Kanoa | 03 5327 2819 |

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(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 It is now out of date.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.


The City of Ballarat 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 above Town Hall
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Uses Aboriginal languages to name projects or places
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Collects data on employee Indigenous identity
  • Has a full time Aboriginal Liaison role
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific commitments in the Council Plan, Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plan and the Local Planning Scheme
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Displays Aboriginal artworks in Council premises and in public places
  • Holds exhibitions, festivals, markets or concerts
  • Commissions artworks or performances
  • Supports local artists or performers
  • Nominates Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for non-Council awards
  • Recognises local Aboriginal historical events
  • Includes Aboriginal content in whole of community events
  • Holds Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Festivals
  • Holds NAIDOC activities
  • Holds Reconciliation Week activities
  • Library has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific programs
  • Has facilitated the use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • Has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific HACC services
  • Provides Aboriginal specific childcare programs
  • Runs Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific youth programs
  • Involves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
  • Commissions artwork from local Aboriginal artists
  • Is involved in local Aboriginal tourism


25 Armstrong Street South,


PO Box 655,


Tel 03 5320 5500

Fax 03 5320 5832



Nikki Foy


P: 0407 921 222


Lisa Collins


P: 5320 5500

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