Aboriginal Affairs Victoria

Level 9, 1 Spring Street

Postal Address:
GPO Box 2392, MELBOURNE VIC 3001

Tel: 03 9208 3333 – DPCD switchboard
Tel: 1300 366 356 - Information Victoria call centre

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can call via the National Relay Service:

TTY users phone 1800 555 677 or Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1800 555 727 or Internet relay users connect to the National Relay Service and quote either the switchboard or Information Victoria number shown above

Aborigines Advancement League (Vic)

2 Watts Street

Tel: 9480 6377
Fax: 9416 9092

The Advancement League provides a number of services to Koorie people, including welfare services. It also has a Cultural Unit that provides information and speakers for schools.

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Melbourne (ACMM)

434 St Georges Road
Thornbury Vic 3071

Tel:  (03) 9480 3849
Fax: (03) 9480 2163

ACMM is funded by the Archdiocese of Melbourne to minister to Aboriginal people. Staff will visit schools to talk about Aboriginal cultures and spirituality and the work of ACMM. In some instances they are also available to coordinate class excursions to significant sites. Groups of students can also visit the centre.

Aboriginal Community Elders Services (ACES)

5 Parkview Ave

Tel: 9383 4244
Fax: 9384 1532

There are 3 main divisions within ACES: an Aged Care Hostel; an Elders Daycare Centre and an Elders Cultural Centre. A Cultural Officer is available to visit schools. Programs are developed whereby classes can be invited to the Cultural Centre.

Aboriginal Housing Victoria

Narrandjeri House
125 - 127 Scotchmer Street
North Fitzroy VIC 3068

Tel: 9482 4585
Fax: 9482 3964

Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Royal Botanic Gardens

Birdwood Avenue
South Yarra VIC 3141

Tel:  (03)  9252 2426
Fax:  (03) 9252 2426
Website:  www.rbg,

Aboriginal Support & Development Team, Mornington Peninsula Shire

Marine Parade,
Hastings VIC 3915

Tel: (03) 5950 1738 or (03) 5950 1611
Fax: (03) 5950 1702

Cultural information and education, advice on council services and policies, community development, social support activities, special events during NAIDOC Week and Christmas, Koorie arts and cooking groups, camps for kids and Elders.

Banyip Kidjeka - Stolen Generations Workshops

with Kutcha Edwards & Eva Jo Edwards

Contact Cathy Dean
PO BOX 842,
Panton Hill VIC 3759

Tel: (03) 9719 7395
Fax: (03) 9719 7735

Cultural education workshops focusing on the impact of government policies for the removal of Aboriginal children from their families, delivered by two remarkable and inspiring members of the Stolen Generations. These 60-90 minute workshops cater to all ages.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

GPO Box 4367
MELBOURNE, Victoria 3001

The general switchboard telephone number for the Department is: (03) 9637 2000.
The central office for our Department is located on the Treasury Precinct at 2 Treasury Place, 33 St Andrews Place and 23 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne.
The Office for Children and Early Childhood Development is located at 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Gunditjenous Aboriginal Craft

PO BOX 285,
Melton VIC 3337

Mobile 0404 127 255

Cultural workshops: boomerang painting and demonstrations, face painting, didegeridoo playing, airbrush tattooing. Arts and crafts: boomerangs, message sticks, Dreamtime pendants, Coolamons, Clapsticks etc.

Koorie Heritage Trust Inc.

295 King Street (cnr Lt Lonsdale St)
Melbourne VIC 3000

Tel:   (03)  8622 2600
Fax:  (03)  9602 4333

The Koorie Heritage Trust Inc is a Aboriginal community organisation that aims to protect, preserve, promote and showcase the living culture of Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia.  Cultural education programs and tours are available for schools.

Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs)

For information about anything pertaining to any LAECGs, contact VAEAI. VAEAI represents Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs) on policy advice at a local, state and national level.

355 High Street
Northcote VIC 3070
Postal Address: PO Box 113 Northcote VIC 3070

Tel: (03) 9481 0800    
Fax: (03) 9481 4072

Opening the Doors Foundation

434 St Georges Rd
PO Box 1088
Thornbury 3074

Tel:  03 9443 9070
Fax:  03 9443 9080

Vision - Keeping Koorie Kids in an Education of their choice addresses the severe educational disadvantage still being experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, by providing assistance so that they are able to choose and successfully maintain a positive education environment for their children

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI)

355 High Street
Northcote VIC 3070 

PO Box 113
Northcote VIC 3070

Tel:  (03) 9481 0800
Fax: (03) 9416 3255

VAEAI represents Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups (LAECGs) on policy advice at a local, state and national level. Information about anything pertaining to LAECGs contact VAEAI and they will give you necessary information. VAEAI promotes culturally relevant educational programs which reinforce Koorie identity. It also aims to provide to the wider community an awareness of Koorie cultures and aspirations.

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc (VACCHO)

5-7 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3066

Tel:  (03) 9419 3350
Fax:  (03) 9417 3871

VACCHO is the peak organisation in Victoran community-controlled health care.

Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation

48 Mary Street
Preston VIC 3072

Tel:  (03) 9471 2929
Mob:  0412 132 592

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

139 Nicholson St, East Brunswick, 3057
PO Box 494, Northcote Plaza, Northcote, 3070

Tel: :(03) 8388 1855
Fax:(03) 8388 1898

VACCA works primarily in the fostering of Aboriginal children into other Aboriginal families or into the child's extended family. It also works to restore children back to their families wherever possible. VACCA provides printed information about its work and will provide speakers where required.

Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Ltd (VACSAL)

171 Smith Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Tel:  (03) 9416 4266
Fax: (03)  9416 4147

VACSAL is a service organisation for Koorie people. It liaises closely with Health and Community Services Victoria. It has 3 main divisions - Youth Support, Community Support, and Women's Support. It is also able to provide visiting speakers.

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service Cooperative Ltd (VAHS)

186 Nicholson Street

Tel: 9419 3000
Fax: 9417 3897

VAHS is a primary health care agency. It has a Health Promotions Unit which can make speakers available.

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS)

6 Alexandra Parade

Tel: 9419 3888
Fax: 9419 6024

As well as dealing with the legal issues within Koorie communities, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service is an arm for the Stolen Generations Victorian State Workshop.

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages

238 High Street

Tel: 9482 6138
Fax: 9482 7248

The corporation was established in 1994. It is the state body responsible for the retrieval, revival and ultimately the maintenance of Victorian Aboriginal languages.

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Wannik Unit
Tim Fitzgerald
Project Director
GPO Box 4367

Tel: (03) 9637 2000 - ask to speak to the Wannik Unit

Wurundjeri Tribe Land Compensation Cultural Heritage Council

1st Floor Providence Building
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford VIC 3067

Tel (BH):  (03) 9416 2905
Fax:    (03) 9416 3095
Mob:   0400 145 481           


The Council represents traditional Wurundjeri people and provides cultural heritage education and management services, Welcome to Country presentations and dance services.