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

Yarra Ranges


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

Phone: (03) 9416 2905



Taungurung Land and Waters Council (Aboriginal Corporation)

37 High Street, Broadford Vic 3658


Phone: (03) 5781 1134 


Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd

Community Hub

South Melbourne Town Hall

208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Phone: 03 9682 9578



Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association (HICSA)

1a Badger Creek Road Healesville VIC 3777

Tel: 03 5962 2940




Wandoon Estate Aboriginal Corporation



Yarra Valley Community Health Indigenous Health Team

Shop 305-307 Maroondah Highway, Healesville, VIC

Tel: (03) 5957 1100



Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service

289 Swansea Road Lilydale VIC 3140

Tel: 03 9212 0200



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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 It is now out of date.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 Yarra Ranges 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 in Council Chambers and above the Town Hall and at all Council sites
  • 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks
  • Engages with Local Reconciliation Groups
  • Employs a full time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Has an Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Has an  Aboriginal engagement/consultation policy
  • Provides Aboriginal specific funding
  • Provides support for Aboriginal art and culture
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Has worked with a RAP to protect local significant sites.
  • Has worked with a RAP to build greater community awareness.
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has Aboriginal-specific HACC services
  • Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Is involved in local Aboriginal tourism



15 Anderson Street, LILYDALE 3140

PO Box 105, LILYDALE 3140

Tel: 1300 368 333; Fax: 03 9735 4249


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