Surf Coast

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.


Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

86 Mercer St, Geelong VIC 3320 – Ph: 5222 5889

99 Mair St East, Ballarat VIC 3350 – Ph: 4308 0420

Email: reception@wathcorp.com.au

 

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative

62 Morgan Street, North Geelong VIC 3215

PO Box 402 North Geelong VIC 3216

Ph: (03) 5277 0044


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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 It is now out of date.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

KEY DOCUMENTS / LINKS

GOOD PRACTICE

The Surf Coast 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
  • Flies the Torres Strait Islander flag on special occasions above the Town Hall
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Arranges Welcome to Country
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Provides local government candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Indigenous Networks
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training for staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council Strategic documents
  • Provides support for Aboriginal art and culture
  • Organises Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Festivals and NAIDOC activities
  • Has facilitated the use of Aboriginal language to name sites
  • 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
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses
  • Engages with Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks

CONTACT DETAILS

1 Merrijig Drive, TORQUAY 3228

PO Box 350, TORQUAY 3228

Tel:03 5261 0600

Fax: 03 5261 0525

E:info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

www.surfcoast.vic.gov.au


ABORIGINAL LIAISON CONTACT

Damian Waight

Manager Community Relations

Tel:03 5261 0540

E: dwaight@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

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