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- The following services provide specialised healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria.
Aboriginal Community Elders Services
- Residential Care Services Tel.
- Koori Community Aged Care Program Tel.
- HACC Planned Activity Group (PAG) Tel.
Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service
is a non-profit organisation that caters for the primary health care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families. They can be contacted via phone at (Albury) or (Wodonga).
Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative
- BADAC Medical Clinic Tel. (ext. #2)
- Ballarat Base Hospital (Emergency Department) Tel.
- Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Tel. (ext. #3)
- Community Home Support Services HACC-PYP & NDIS Tel.
- Early Years Learning & Development:
- Tel. (ext. #9)
- Gobata Burron Tel.
- Stolen Generations Tel.
- Family Violence Services Tel.
Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative
Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-operative
- Clinical Services:
- After Hours Medical Services:
Cummeragunja Housing and Development Aboriginal Corporation
Cummeragunja Housing and Development Aboriginal Corporation (or Viney Morgan Aboriginal Medical Service) is an Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Organisation providing healthcare around the Moama area of the Murray River. They can be contacted via phone at .
Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Limited
- Bunurong Health Service Tel.
- Youth group
- Family services
- Social and emotional wellbeing
- Justice work
- Community nurse
- Housing officer
- Sisters Yarning Community Programs Tel.
- Tartu-ngnanyin Bopop Best Start Program Tel.
Dhauwurd Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service
First Peoples Health and Wellbeing
First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic Aboriginal community controlled health service aiming to improve access to affordable primary health care in Thomastown and Frankston. They offer primary care services. They can be contacted via email at or by phone:
Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative
- Bairnsdale Medical Services Tel.
- Brayakooloong Community Wellbeing Centre (Morwell) Tel.
- Counselling, education, referrals and linkages
- Alcohol and other drug counselling and support,
- Gambling awareness programs
- Kinship support
- Local justice
- Intensive case co-ordination
Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative
Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
Kirrae Health Services Inc
Koori Maternity Services
Koori Maternity Services are offered at various Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
Lake Tyers Health and Children’s Service
Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association
The (LEAHA) is located in Lakes Entrance Victoria and provides a range of healthcare services to the Aboriginal community of East Gippsland and surrounding areas. For all enquiries the organisation can be contacted on .
Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland Inc
Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation
The (MAC) is located in Wodonga and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in northeast Victoria who have or are at risk of developing a chronic illness. The organisation can be contacted on .
Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-operative
The (MVAC) is located in Robinvale and provides a wide range of services to the Aboriginal community of the Murray Valley region. Some of the services that are offered are health, social and emotional wellbeing, aged care, childcare, housing, employment and legal advice.
Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation
helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with alcohol and drug issues. Based in St. Kilda, they offer a holistic approach to recognise the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. They offer community-based outreach services for those affected by addiction, family violence, and homelessness. They can be reached by phone on or via email at .
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
is an Aboriginal Controlled Community organisation that provides holistic services and programs, which improve the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of the Aboriginal Community of Echuca and surrounding areas. They provide many services, from medical care, childcare, to health and wellbeing services. All of Njernda’s services can be contacted via phone at .
Oonah Health and Community Services Aboriginal Corporation
(previously known as HICSA) aims to establish a welcoming and culturally affirming place in Healesville that provides a central point of contact for Community members, to access information, services and programs that are focused on building a healthy, strong and skilled Community. They offer health services, as well as community programs for children, men, women, and Elder’s. They can be contacted by phone at or by email at .
Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation
is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that exists to improve the social, health and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. They offer healthcare, family, and children’s services.
- Medical clinic (Sale) Tel.
- Medical clinic (Morwell) Tel.
- Dental clinic Tel.
- General enquiries Tel.
- Gunai Lidj Childcare Centre Tel.
- Koori Maternity Services Tel.
- Wanjana Lidj Family Services Tel.
Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd
are a Shepparton-based Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that provide services for mental health, chronic conditions, Elder and disability care, youth and family as well as homelessness and housing. They can be contacted via phone at or by email at .
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
VACCHO is the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing in Victoria, with a membership of 32 community-controlled organisations.
Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS)
- VAHS Preston Tel.
- VAHS Fitzroy Tel.
- – Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Healing Service, in collaboration with Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) Tel.
- VAHS Epping Tel.
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative
The provides holistic and culturally secure service responses to meet the specific needs of the Aboriginal community in North Geelong. They offer community services: housing, justice, home help, cultural services. They also offer family and children’s services: in-home support, family violence, playgroup, Aboriginal-led family decision making. They can be contacted by phone at , or by email at .
Weenthunga Health Network Inc
focus on health equity for First Nations people. It advocates for increasing the Aboriginal health workforce and ensuring better understanding and practice of health professionals to improve experiences, care and outcomes for First Nations people and communities. They provide cultural safety workshops for health professionals, Aunty’s voice, and advocacy for young Aboriginal people working in healthcare. They can be contacted via email at .
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
is an Aboriginal Controlled Community Organisation located in Southwest Victoria, with offices in Heywood and Hamilton. They offer programs and services in health, land management, community services, and family and kinship support. They can be contacted by phone at (Heywood) or (Hamilton).
Mental health services
- Koori Mental Health Liaison Officers (KMHLOs) are offered in many Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Services across Victoria, including in rural and regional areas. For more information, visit the website of your closest Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.
- Some available services include:
- The Koori Mental Health Project, an initiative of The Royal Children’s Hospital, aims to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services for Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
- St Vincent’s Mental Health Acute Inpatient Service has up to 5 beds for Aboriginal Victorians.
Family violence services
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service
provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and families who are experiencing, or at risk of, experiencing or using family violence. They offer case management, family services, and counselling. They are based in Lilydale and can be contacted via phone at .
is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation providing practical support to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past. Services include telephone and face-to-face legal and non-legal support.
- Melbourne metro (head office) Tel. (free call), Email.
- Barwon Southwest region Tel.
- Bendigo region Tel.
- Echuca region Tel.
- Gippsland region Tel.
- Latrobe Valley Tel.
- Mildura region Tel.
Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service
Djirra's helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or recovering from family violence or sexual assault, and works with families and communities affected by violence. Call or email the Legal Services team at .
Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre
Bubup Wilam Aboriginal Child and Family Centre is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that seeks to underpin and strengthen children’s wellbeing and instil a strong sense of Aboriginal identity and personal self-esteem through education and providing courses to the community. They are based in Thomastown and can be contacted by phone at .
Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation
provides opportunities for the Aboriginal Community in Melton and surrounds to participate in cultural and social activities which promote social and emotional wellbeing. Kirrip’s programs engage Aboriginal Elders, men, women, youth, children and families. They can be contacted via phone at .
Melbourne Aboriginal Youth, Sport and Recreation Co-operative
Melbourne Aboriginal Youth, Sport and Recreation Co-operative is a youth club gymnasium based in Fitzroy, which provides young Aboriginal people with a place to learn, train, and connect with peers. They can be contacted by phone at .
Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
MMIGP supports and facilitates a variety of cultural activities and programs which incorporate art, music, language, and storytelling. They also provide support in the form of yarning circles, men’s group, pantry, and Elder’s social support. They can be contacted via phone at .
Nairm Marr Djambana
are a gathering place for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Frankston. Nairm Marr Djambana are an active volunteer Committee of Management and runs a range of culturally strengthening programs and activities to meet the needs and aspirations of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Yarning SafeNStrong (YSNS)
Yarning SafeNStrong (YSNS) is a free and confidential counselling service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. YSNS is available to people and families who need to have a yarn with someone about their wellbeing. They can be contacted by phone at (24 hours, 7 days).
In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).
Where to get help
Need treatment today?
Need treatment today, but it’s not life-threatening and you can’t get a GP appointment, there are services available:
- – provide care for conditions that require treatment today but not an emergency response (extended hours)
- – offer healthcare advice and support (after-hours, 7 days)
- Tel. – for expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days)
- In an emergency, always call triple zero (000)
- Emergency department of your nearest hospital