Key Services and Organisations
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC)
GLaWAC) is the Registered Aboriginal Party that represents the Gunaikurnai people, the Traditional Owners of our Country, as determined by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, 2006.
Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board (GKTOLMB)
The Gunaikurnai Traditional Owner Land Management Board (GKTOLMB) is a body corporate set up to help make sure the knowledge and culture of Gunaikurnai people is recognised in the management of Joint Managed parks and reserves. The main role of the GKTOLMB is to work with GLaWAC, as the recognised Traditional Owner Group entity representing Gunaikurnai people, and the Victorian Government to set and guide the partnership for joint management of ten parks and reserves that have been granted as Aboriginal title to the Gunaikurnai people.
Ramahyuck are a community controlled, member-based health and wellbeing organisation committed to delivering high-quality services aligned with the aspirations of Aboriginal families living on the lands of the Gunai Kurnai people.
Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative Ltd
Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative Limited (GEGAC) is a community controlled not-for-profit organisation with proud history that is dated back to 1972. In response to Community need GEGAC offers a full range of holistic services for Aboriginal people that includes but is not limited to medical, housing, community wellbeing, family support, education, employment and most importantly a place of cultural connection and representation for all Aboriginal people.
Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland Inc.
Moogji is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that provides services to the East Gippsland community specifically in and around Orbost, Cann River and surrounding districts.
Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association (LEAHA)
LEAHA is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation based in Lakes Entrance. LEAHA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal peoples within the community and around Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers beach, Lake Bunga, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper, Metung and surrounding areas.
Aboriginal Art Gallery
The Aboriginal Art Gallery at Forestec houses a wide range of artworks from many talented Aboriginal artists living, working and practising culture across the region. Situated in Kalimna West, East Gippsland it is a warm and engaging space that offers visitors an opportunity to feel the connection that Traditional Owners have to Country and culture.
Deadly Gippsland has been funded by the Victorian Government (Department of Health & Human Services) to promote healthy lifestyles and to engage people in community activities through social media. Gippsland Koorie communities have been saying for a long time that it’s hard to find out and keep track of what events are happening in which town and organized by which organisation or group. This is especially true at busy times like NAIDOC Week.
Other ACCOs and Organisations
- Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency – Morwell Office
- Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service – Bairnsdale Office