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                    Aboriginal Melbourne

                    Welcome to the City of Melbourne. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land.

                    Aboriginal culture

                    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).

                    Aboriginal community

                    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.
                    • Aboriginal Reconciliation Action Plan Advisors EOI

                      The City of Melbourne invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to submit expressions of interest to join the Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group as an Aboriginal RAP Advisor.
                    • Aboriginal Heritage Action Plan 2015-18

                      The Aboriginal Heritage Action Plan 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.
                    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diary dates

                      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have some dates to mark significant events associated with their history and culture.
                    • Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-18

                      The City of Melbourne acknowledges that Aboriginal Australians were the first people of this land and have strived to retain their culture and identity through the period of non-Indigenous settlement, for more than two centuries.
                    • Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner

                      Many of us are familiar with the story of Ned Kelly, but far fewer have heard of Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, who are incredibly significant figures in Melbourne's early history.
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