KEY ABORIGINAL ORGANISATIONS
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.
Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Phone: (03) 9416 2905
PO Box 4128 FRANKSTON HEIGHTS VIC 3199
Ph: 0499 222 331
Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Northern Metro Inner East
Images 1 & 3 below courtesy of Barbara Oehring. Image 2 courtesy of Knox City Council.
(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 It is now out of date.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.
Knox 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
- Engages with Traditional Owners
- Acknowledges Country
- Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
- Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
- Employs Aboriginal staff
- 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
- Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
- Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
- Commissions artwork or performances
- Displays Aboriginal Art Work in council premises and public area
- Has a full time dedicated worker to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Portfolio
- Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in the Council Plan
- Nominates Aboriginal and Torres Strait people for non-council awards
- Undertakes cultural training and advice from Elders in relation to providing culturally safe
- Uses Aboriginal language to name projects/sites