Melbourne

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.


Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Phone: (03) 9416 2905

E: reception@wurundjeri.com.au 

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 4128 FRANKSTON HEIGHTS VIC 3199

Ph: 0499 222 331

E: admin@bunuronglc.org.au 

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Northern Metro Inner East 

Cathy Austin | 03 8392 5334 | cathy.austin@dpc.vic.gov.au

 

Koorie Heritage Trust

Levels 1 & 3, The Yarra Building

Federation Square,

Flinders St, Melbourne.

Ph: 8662 6300

 

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

Ph: (03) 9419 3000


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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 It is now out of date.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.

GOOD PRACTICE

The City of Melbourne 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 at Melbourne Town Hall
  • Flies the Torres Strait Islander flag on special occasions
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Provides candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Currently recruiting RAP advisers
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with the local Reconciliation Group
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Employs a full time Reconciliation Officer and a Senior Indigenous Policy Advisor
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Provides Aboriginal specific funding
  • Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has facilitated use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Has facilitated the use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • Has worked with Traditional Owners to protect local significant sites
  • Has worked with Traditional Owners to build greater community awareness
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Promotes Aboriginal businesses
  • Actively seeks to engage Aboriginal businesses for goods or services
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Is involved in local Aboriginal tourism

CONTACT DETAILS

Melbourne City Council

PO Box 1603, Melbourne VIC 3001

Ph: 03 9658 9566

www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

 

ABORIGINAL LIAISON CONTACT

Jeanette Vaha’akolo

Senior Indigenous Policy Officer

T: 03 9658 9566

E: jeanette.vaha’akolo@melbourne.vic.gov.au

 

Lizzy Skinner

Reconciliation Officer

T: 03 9658 8567

E: Elizabeth.skinner@melbourne.vic.gov.au

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