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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.

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation [GLAWAC]

27 Scriveners Road (Forestec) Kalimna West VIC 3909

Ph: (03) 5152 5100



Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation

2 Stead St, Sale Vic 3850

Ph: (03) 5144 6172

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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 It is now out of date.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 Wellington 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 both flags permanently on above Town Hall
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks
  • Provides local government candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Collects data on employee Indigenous identity
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has an  Aboriginal engagement/consultation policy
  • Provides support for Aboriginal art and culture
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Provides Aboriginal specific funding
  • Has worked with RAP to protect local significant sites
  • Has worked with RAP to build greater community awareness.
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Involves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • Promotes Aboriginal businesses
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
  • Is involved in local Indigenous tourism



18 Desailly Street, SALE 3850

PO Box 506, SALE 3850

Tel: 1300 366 244

Fax: 03 5142 3499



Karen McLennan

Manager Community Wellbeing

M: 0409 179 706

Ph: 5142 3114

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