Resources

Useful Resources

The Koorie Heritage Trust Inc is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community organisation that aims to protect, preserve and promote the living culture of Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia.

www.koorieheritagetrust.com

Koori Mail is produced fortnightly and is distributed Australia-wide, providing news, views, advertisements and other material of vital interest to Indigenous Australians and Australians interested in Indigenous affairs. 

www.koorimail.com

Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and La Trobe University have formed a partnership to help close the gap and increase Aboriginal people’s formal education in cultural heritage. 

www.aboriginalaffairs.vic.gov.au

Kinaway is the Victorian Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce based in Melbourne. Victorian Aboriginal businesses and Entrepreneurs now have a collective voice through Kinaway. 

www.kinaway.com.au

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that was established in 2000 by the former Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. We are the peak national organisation building and promoting reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians for the wellbeing of the nation.

https://www.reconciliation.org.au

Australia’s only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.

https://aiatsis.gov.au

National Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Family History Unit, offers assistance with tracing Indigenous heritage.

http://coraweb.com.au/categories/begin-your-family-history

An innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, the HealthInfoNet aims to contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians. 

https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au

Useful Support Services

Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.

https://djirra.org.au

Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities.

https://www.dss.gov.au

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation is an *Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation and outreach support services to meet the needs of Aboriginal people and their families.

https://www.ngwala.org.au

Since 1973, we have been contributing to Indigenous Australians’ quality of life through the delivery of accommodation and support services across our national network of hostels.

https://ahl.gov.au

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.  

https://www.vahs.org.au

The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages was established in 1994 to address the issues of language loss and is the state body responsible for coordinating Community Language Programs throughout Victoria.

https://www.vaclang.org.au

Information for all families – whether together or separated – about family relationship issues. 

https://www.familyrelationships.gov.au

Indigenous Careers & Employment is an Indigenous owned and operated careers site, connecting Indigenous candidates and people with Indigenous expertise and potential employers.

http://www.indigcareers.com.au

ECLC is a multidisciplinary legal service that works to prevent problems, progress fair outcomes and support the wellbeing and resilience of communities and community members in Melbourne’s East.

 https://www.eclc.org.au

MoneyHelp provides confidential and free financial information to assist Victorians with debt problems.

https://www.moneyhelp.org.au

Council of Single Mothers and their Children provides essential support and assistance when these families need it the most.

 https://www.csmc.org.au

If you need basic advice or professional information on how to manage your water at home or work, you can find help right here.

 

Our local Government Areas

Maroondah City Council was constituted as a new municipality on 15 December 1994, bringing together the smaller cities of Ringwood and Croydon with areas of Doncaster, Templestowe and Lilydale. 

https://www.maroondah.vic.gov.au/Home

Knox is a thriving, progressive municipality with great diversity and beautiful contrasts. And that’s most obvious when looking at the people that make up this city.

https://www.knox.vic.gov.au/page/HomePage.aspx

We are proud to deliver over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community. Find out more about our community and Council – and how to connect with us.

https://www.manningham.vic.gov.au

Discover Boroondara’s past and present with information on our history and a profile of Boroondara today. 

https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au