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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Melbourne

"Welcome to the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of the Kulin Nation. This special place is now known by its European name of Melbourne.

"Today, Melbourne is one of the great multicultural cities of the world, and is a significant meeting place. For the Wurundjeri, Boonerwrung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and the Wathaurung which make up the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place and location for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance."

The City of Melbourne collaborates with its Indigenous community in the development of its many strategies, agreements and protocols designed to celebrate, support and expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture throughout Melbourne and beyond.

The City of Melbourne’s approach to local and national Indigenous interests is to be open, active and alert to opportunities.

As a local government, the City of Melbourne aims to provide high quality, responsive and innovative services for its local Indigenous community. Its Indigenous Unit offers a direct connection between the organisation and the local Indigenous community.

Melbourne is regarded by many as the hub of the Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Read about the City of Melbourne’s commitment to Reconciliation.

Indigenous Melbourne

To find out more about Indigenous Melbourne and how the City of Melbourne works with Indigenous communities, download the Celebrate Indigenous Melbourne guide below, or visit What's On, our website for everything to do and see in the city.

Aboriginal Heritage Action Plan

The Aboriginal Heritage Action Plan (AHAP) 2015-18 outlines an approach to the protection, maintenance and recognition of sites which are culturally important to Victoria’s Aboriginal communities within or connected to the City of Melbourne.

Read the Aboriginal Heritage Action Plan:

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