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

Moonee Valley


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.

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation 

Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Ph: (03) 9416 2905



Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | North West Metro

Debbie Evans | 03 8392 5336 |



Wurundjeri Elder Uncle David Wandin at Five Mile Creek Reserve at the launch of MVCC’s Ceremonial Rock Circle at the Walk with Wurundjeri event. The local community was out in force to learn about the Wurundjeri, take part in activities and planting, and to help reintroduce the Murnong (yam daisy) to the area.

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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 It is now out of date.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.

Moonee Valley Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community - ABS 2021


Bagarru Bagarru Djerring Reconciliation Plan and Policy documents will be available soon.

Statement of Commitment to Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be available soon.

Wurundjeri Willam: The Original Inhabitants of Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley Aboriginal History


Moonee Valley 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 and Torres Strait Islander flags permanently in Council Chambers and above the Town Hall
  • Hosts Bunjil’s Marroun Healing Ceremony on 26th January in partnership with Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Elders.
  • Engages with Traditional Owners regularly
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Incorporates Woi-wurrung language in Council documents, signage, place naming and events.
  • Invites Elders to perform Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremonies
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors and Moonee Valley Businesses and Sporting Clubs
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council Strategic documents
  • Has a draft Reconciliation Plan, Bagarru Bagarru Djerring 2022 - 2025
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Provides opportunities for Aboriginal artists
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Works in partnership with Traditional Owners to deliver Bunjil’s Marroun Healing Ceremony on 26th January each year
  • Library has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific 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


9 Kellaway Avenue, MOONEE PONDS 3039

PO Box 126, MOONEE PONDS 3039

Tel: 03 9243 8888

Fax: 03 9377 2100



Samantha Buckley

First Peoples Reconciliation Lead

P: 9243 1069


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