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

Golden Plains


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

3/110 Creswick Road, Ballarat VIC 3350 – Ph: (03) 4318 6333

86 Mercer Street, Geelong VIC 3320 – Ph: (03) 5222 5889



Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative

62 Morgan Street, North Geelong VIC 3215

PO Box 402 North Geelong VIC 3216

Ph: (03) 5277 0044


Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 546, Warrnambool VIC 3280

Ph: 0427 271 937


Mirriyu Cultural Consulting

Bonnie Chew, Director

65 Racecourse Road, Haddon VIC 3351

Ph: 0407 175 463


Network of Councils on Eastern Maar

Network of Councils on Wadawurrung

Rochelle Smith, First Nations Engagement Advisor, Surf Coast Shire Council  

Ph: 0417 166 383


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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 It is now out of date.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 Shire of Golden Plains 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 general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal andcTorres 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
  • 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 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
  • Provides Aboriginal specific childcare programs
  • Involves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in programs
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
  • Commissions artwork from local Aboriginal artists


2 Pope Street, BANNOCKBURN 3331

PO Box 111, BANNOCKBURN 3331

Tel: 03 5220 7111

Fax: 03 5220 7100




Fiona Lee

Arts Culture and Heritage Advisor

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