Voice to Parliament

Following our 2021/2022 Annual General Meeting, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is sharing this information with our community about the upcoming 2023 referendum on Indigenous Constitutional Recognition and a First Nations Voice to...

2023 Wathaurong Community NAIDOC Awards

The winners of the 2023 Wathaurong Community NAIDOC Awards were announced at the Flag Raising & Community Day held at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative on Monday 3rd July, 2023.  The Community Flag...


It is with great excitement that we launch Western District ACCO Collective (WDAC). WDAC formalises the long-standing solidarity and partnership of our Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), coming together to...

Wathaurong supports Indigenous Voice to Parliament

We would like to first acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, the Wadda Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging and...


Who do we help?

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative was established in 1980 to provide culturally appropriate programs, support and services for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on Wathaurong, Gulidjan and Gadabanud country - within the wider Geelong, Bellarine and Colac regions. We are focused on building and maintaining strong community, strong culture, and strong country.

Meet Our Community Strengthening Team!

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is currently seeking funding to complete the Morgan Street Redevelopment project, to bring all of our services under one roof. Click here to read the latest news on the project and how you can help bring it to life!

This deadly team is focused on connecting with our community, finding out what is important to you, and how we can best deliver it. If you are keen to connect with us, or have ideas or suggestions you would like to share with the team, you can email CSTeam@wathaurong.org.au

Our Services

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative offers a wide range of services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families living or in transit in the region. We aim to provide increased and improved access to culturally appropriate health, children, housing, education, employment and cultural services. Community wellbeing and connection is at the core of what we do and our goal is to continue to build the capacity of our community to achieve self-determination.


Our Health Clinic is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and offers GP appointments as well as access to specialists. We also have a dedicated Social Emotional Wellbeing team to provide holistic and culturally secure services that contribute to a resilient, healthy community.


Our community engagement team are all about bringing our mob together. They plan a range of events and activities for all ages to get involved with and are always happy to have a cuppa and a yarn. Drop in and see them at Morgan Street.


Strong families bring up strong children. Our Family Services team provide a range of training and education programs to help parents to be their best. We also offer a range of culturally appropriate supports for families experiencing family violence or needing to engage with the Child Protection system.


Strengthening culture and providing cultural services for allies. We connect Aboriginal people with their community, culture, country and language. We also offer cultural training and services in mainstream society.


Since 1998, Wathaurong Glass has expressed Aboriginal art in glass and provided training and employment opportunities for community members. Great pride is taken in producing unique artwork, including windows and door glass, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, artistic platters, bowls, corporate gifts, awards and trophies.


With the beautiful You Yangs as its backdrop, Wurdi Youang is an important cultural area for the Wathaurong community. It provides cultural and country learning for our people, while we restore these grasslands to their traditional state and work towards benefiting our community by creating commercial opportunities.


Welcome to Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung). The Wathaurong community are a place based community consisting of local Traditional Owners as well as Aboriginal people from all over Australia who have been long-term custodians of the land in this region. For more information about our cultural services, please contact us

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