Mitchell

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.


Taungurung Land and Waters Council (Aboriginal Corporation)

37 High Street Broadford. Victoria 3658

Ph: (03) 5784 1433

E: enquiries@taungurung.com.au

 

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Level 1, Providence Building, Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Ph: (03) 9416 2905

E: reception@wurundjeri.com.au

 

Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | Loddon Mallee and Hume

Josh Atkinson | 03 5895 4103 | joshua.atkinson@dpc.vic.gov.au

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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 It is now out of date.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

Mitchell 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 at main building
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Provides local government candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Employs an Aboriginal Liaison Officer or similar full time
  • Has a general Employment policy that encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Provides support for Aboriginal arts and culture
  • Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
  • Supports or organises events that celebrate Aboriginal culture
  • Library has Aboriginal specific programs
  • Provides Aboriginal specific maternal and child health responses
  • Provides Aboriginal specific childcare programs
  • Provides Aboriginal specific youth programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
  • Engages with Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks
  • Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific commitments in Council strategic documents

CONTACT DETAILS

113 High Street, BROADFORD 3658

Tel: 03 5734 6200; Fax: 03 5734 6222

E: mitchell@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

www.mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

 

ABORIGINAL LIAISON CONTACT

Samantha Bender

Community Development Officer

Tel:  03 5734 6206

E: samantha.bender@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

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