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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.

Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation

Ph: 03 5444 2888

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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 It is now out of date.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.


Hepburn Shire Reconciliation & Recognition webpage

Hepburn Shire Council Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

Hepburn Shire Council Support for the Uluru Statement of the Heart

  • A unanimous motion was passed in August 2022 and a subsequent letter to the Federal Member of Parliament was sent.
  • Scroll down to Uluru Statement from the Heart to read Council’s motion of support.

Renaming Jim Crow Creek

Opening of Australia's First Avenue of Honour to acknowledge the Frontier Wars (July 2021)

Manna Gum Frontier Wars Memorial Avenue

Providing a visual acknowledgement to our Traditional Owners

  • The graphics are a visual prompt and also extends acknowledgement to children and those that may experience literacy challenges. Found on Council signage, electronic and print media.
Hepburn Shire Council's Acknowledgement Graphics by Megan Vandenberg (of Kinya Lerrk)

Hepburn Shire Council: Peaks, Wetlands and Rivers video series:


Hepburn Shire Council is a recipient of the inaugural Maggolee Awards 2023. Read more

The Hepburn Shire 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 above main council buildings
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Uses Aboriginal languages to name projects or places
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Aboriginal Networks
  • Includes Indigenous specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • 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


76 Vincent Street, DAYLESFORD 3460

PO Box 21, DAYLESFORD 3460

Tel: 03 5348 2306

Fax: 03 5348 2911




Donna Spiller

Reconciliation Officer

Tel: 03 5321 6131


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