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

Colac Otway


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.

Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 546 Warrnambool Victoria 3280

Ph: 0427 271 937

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative

62 Morgan Street, North Geelong VIC 3215

PO Box 402 North Geelong VIC 3216

Ph: (03) 5277 0044

Colac Area Health (Aboriginal Health Workers)

2-28 Connor Street COLAC 3250

03 5232 5100

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Barwon South West 

Shane Bell | 03 5564 8880 |

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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 It is now out of date.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 Colac Otway Shire reported the following good practices in their response to the 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey and subsequent updates.

  • Flies Aboriginal Flag permanently
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Provides support for Aboriginal art and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Provides Aboriginal specific maternal and child health responses
  • Provides Aboriginal specific childcare programs
  • Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group


Address 2-6 Rae Street, COLAC 3250

Postal PO Box 283, COLAC 3250

Tel 03 5232 9400

Fax 03 5232 1046



Peter Macdonald

Building Inclusive Communities


Ph: 5232 9424

M: 0429 181 593

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