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Melbourne Local Aboriginal Networks and Gathering Places

Find a Local Aboriginal Network or Gathering Place in Melbourne, including Maribyrnong, Frankston and metro.

Local Aboriginal Networks (LANs) bring Aboriginal people together to set priorities, develop community plans and improve social connection.

Gathering Places are community owned and operated places that provide opportunities for people to connect and deliver services.

Maribyrnong, Wyndham or Hobsons Bay, Hume and Whittlesea

To find out more about LANs and Gathering Places in these areas, contact Debbie Evans:

How LAN members are working with Wyndham City Council

‘Don’t be scared of being involved. We have a very large Aboriginal community here in Wyndham City and we can make a very positive influence not just for our present and current community but also for our future Aboriginal community.’ Trish Williams

Wyndham Aboriginal Community Centre in Hobsons Bay

There is currently funding and an interim centre in the grounds of Victoria University (Hoppers Crossing) supported by a centre coordinator. Find out more about the Wyndham Aboriginal Community CentreExternal Link .

Urban South (St Kilda), Frankston, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula (Hastings)

To find out more about LANs and Gathering Places in these areas, contact, Megan Prout:

Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place in Doveton

A range of programs are being run from the gathering place for people of all ages. They are in response to feedback and the needs of the Aboriginal community. To find out more, visit the Casey Aboriginal Gathering Place Facebook pageExternal Link .

Nairm Marr Djambana, Frankston

The focus of Nairm Marr Djambana is to:

  • improve Aboriginal health, cultural, recreation and social activities
  • provide a meeting place to improve the health of Aboriginal people of all genders and ages

Find out more about the Nairm Marr Djambana gathering placeExternal Link .

Willum Warrain, Mornington Peninsula

Willum Warrain provides:

  • information, support and referral services
  • health and wellbeing programs
  • art and culture programs
  • links between the Aboriginal community and the broader local community

To find out more, visit the Willum Warrain Facebook pageExternal Link .

Northern Metro, Inner East and Healesville

To find out more about LANs and Gathering Places in these areas, contact Cathy Austin:

Cathy Austin, Local Aboriginal Network Northern Metro coordinator
Cathy Austin

Babarrunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place

Babarrunin Beek provides:

  • a dedicated space where people can come together
  • a Aboriginal health team that provide a range of different services

To find out more, visit the Babarrunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering PlaceExternal Link Facebook page.

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place (MMIGP)

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place provides:

  • A safe and welcoming environment for people to connect with cultural and each.
  • Focus on whole of Aboriginal and Torres Strait community.
  • Offer a range of activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to learn new skills.
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.
  • Based in the Eastern Metropolitan region.

To find out more, visit the Mullum MullumExternal Link website.

Reviewed 05 October 2021

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