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 Centre.

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

To find out more about LANs and Gathering Places in these areas, contact Isaac Young:

Isaac Young, Local Aboriginal Network contact, Urban South (St Kilda), Frankston, Dandenong, Mornington Peninsula (Hastings)
Isaac Young

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 page.

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 place.

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 page.

Northern Metro (Thornbury or Fitzroy), Inner East (Ringwood or Croydon) 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

Reviewed 23 September 2019

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