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
76 Main St, Thomastown VIC 3074
Ph: 03 8459 4800
Local Aboriginal Network (LAN) Broker | North West Metro
Regent St, Mernda, VIC, 3754
Ph: 1800 435 799
317-319 High St, Thomastown, VIC, 3074
Ph: 9070 8181
560-650 High St, Epping,VIC, 3076
(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 It is now out of date.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
The Whittlesea 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 both flag permanently above the Town Hall
- Engages with Traditional Owners
- Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
- Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
- Engages with Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks
- Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
- Engages with the Local Reconciliation Group
- Employs Aboriginal staff
- Employs a full time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
- Includes Aboriginal specific commitments in Council strategic documents
- Provides Aboriginal specific funding
- Displays artworks in public places
- Commissions Aboriginal artworks or performances
- Supports local Aboriginal artists or performers;
- Has a documented Aboriginal history of the municipality
- Has facilitated use of Aboriginal language to name sites.
- Nominates Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for non-Council awards
- Includes Aboriginal content in whole of community events
- Organises NAIDOC activities
- Has worked with RAP to build greater community awareness.
- Runs Aboriginal specific youth programs
- Involves Aboriginal young people in programs
- Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal young people
- Procures goods and services from Aboriginal businesses