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

Greater Geelong


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


Wathaurong Glass & Arts

Ph: (03) 5272 2881


Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Ph: (03) 5241 5700

Read about the renaming of Stewarts Reserve, Armstrong Creek to Dooliebeal (Wadawurrung)

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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 It is now out of date.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 Greater Geelong 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 the Aboriginal Flag permanently and on special occasions
  • 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 the Local Reconciliation Group
  • Employs a full time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Provides Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal specific programs
  • Has Aboriginal-specific HACC services
  • Supports local Aboriginal economic development
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses


Wadawurrung Country

Wurriki Nyal, 137 – 149 Mercer St, GEELONG 3220

PO Box 104, GEELONG 3220

Ph: (03) 5272 5272




Julie Saylor Briggs

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Senior Policy Officer

Ph: 03 5272 4386


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