Yarra

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

 

Boon Wurrung Foundation Ltd

Community Hub

South Melbourne Town Hall

208-220 Bank St, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Phone: 03 9682 9578

Email: info@boonwurrung.org.au

 

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

Ph: (03) 9419 3000

 

Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport And Recreation (MAYSAR)

184-186 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Ph: (03) 9486 9123

 

Koorie Diabetes Services

171 Smith St, Fitzroy

Ph: (03) 9416 4266

 

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (VACCHO)

17–23 Sackville Street, Collingwood

Ph: 03 9411 9411

 

Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS Victoria)

292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford

Ph: (03) 9244 3333 

 

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

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

 

Charcoal Lane restaurant

136 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Ph: (03) 9235 9200


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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 It is now out of date.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 Yarra 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 flags permanently at all Council sites
  • Engages with Traditional Owners
  • Acknowledges Country
  • Uses Aboriginal language to name projects or places
  • Provides candidate information to Aboriginal people
  • Has an Aboriginal Advisory Committee or similar structure
  • Engages with local Aboriginal organisations
  • Engages with Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Networks
  • Employs Aboriginal staff
  • Employs a part time Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Encourages employment of Aboriginal people
  • Provides cross cultural awareness training to staff and/or Councillors
  • Includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific commitments in Council strategic documents
  • Has a Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Has an Aboriginal Action Plan
  • Has an  Aboriginal engagement/consultation policy
  • Provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 worked with RAP to protect local significant sites.
  • Has worked with RAP to build greater community awareness.
  • Library has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific programs
  • Has Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-specific HACC services
  • Involves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in programs
  • Works with local agencies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people
  • Promotes Aboriginal businesses
  • Actively seeks to engage Aboriginal businesses for goods or services
  • Procures goods and services from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses
  • Is involved in local Indigenous tourism

CONTACT DETAILS

333 Bridge Road, RICHMOND 3121

PO Box 168, RICHMOND 3121

Tel: 03 9205 5555

Fax: 03 8417 6666

E: info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

www.yarracity.vic.gov.au


ABORIGINAL LIAISON CONTACT

Colin Hunter

Community Planner Aboriginal Partnerships

Ph: (03) 9205 5014

E: colin.hunter@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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