Local Aboriginal Networks (LANs) bring Aboriginal people together to set priorities, develop community plans and improve social connection.
Gathering Places are community owned and / or operated places that provide opportunities for social connection and hosting of services.
Hear from Yuranga members
LAN members and Mildura council members talk about why LANs are important.
‘The key to the LANs success is about self-determination. It’s about putting Aboriginal business in Aboriginal hands.’ Thelma Chilly
Bendigo, Kerang and Echuca
To find out more about LANs and Gathering Places in these areas, contact Nicola Perry:
What the Dirrawarra LAN has achieved
‘I think about a lot of projects and steering committees that have come from that network. And how it brings everyone together with an authority to do stuff.’ Mark Cottee
The Dirrawarra network created the Bullawah Cultural Trail in partnership with the City of Wangaratta. It celebrates and shares how a local tribe has lived historically, to the present day. The Marmungun Rock is an important part of the Bullawah Cultural Trail.
Burraja Cultural Centre, Wodonga
Burraja trains Aboriginal people in traditional knowledge skills and tourism. It is supported by an executive committee which is working towards Burraja becoming a full time business.
- programs for local schools
- cultural knowledge programs for landcare, local government agencies and private business
Reviewed 01 August 2023