Melbourne has always been an important meeting place for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance for the Woiwurrung, Boonwurrung, Taungurong, Dja Dja Wurrung and the Wathaurung groups who form the Kulin Nation. Today, Melbourne is a significant gathering place for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It's regarded by many as the hub of Victorian Aboriginal communities.
For more information about Aboriginal Melbourne including a map of significant places, see
Celebrate Indigenous Culture (PDF 1.8 MB).
The City of Melbourne collaborates with Aboriginal communities when developing strategies, agreements and protocols designed to celebrate, support and expand Indigenous culture throughout Melbourne and beyond.
Our approach to local and national Aboriginal interests is to be open, active and alert to opportunities. We aim to provide high-quality, responsive and innovative services for our local Indigenous community.
Aboriginal Melbourne Team
The Aboriginal Melbourne team:
- monitors and reports on the City of Melbourne's
Aboriginal Heritage Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan and ensures it is recognised and supported through the organisation's strategies and actions
- advises the City of Melbourne on Aboriginal interests and culture
- is the contact point for the Aboriginal community in the organisation raising awareness and promoting Melbourne's Aboriginal heritage, culture and achievements through funded events and initiatives.