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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services

In case of emergency please contact Victoria Police: 000

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Services

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Services

Phone: 03 9212 0200

Location: Lilydale

Services Include:

  • Aboriginal-specific family violence programs
  • Family Violence Intensive Case Management
  • Integrated Family Services
  • Men’s Family Violence Programs including Men’s Behaviour Change Program, Men’s Case Management Program, Brokerage
  • Cultural Healing Programs and Therapeutic demonstration Project
  • Counselling
  • Men’s Programs and Yarning Circles
  • Koori Kids are Kool Kids

For more information see https://www.bwahs.com.au/

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA)

Phone: 03 8727 0200 

Location: Chirnside Park

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is a state-wide Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) servicing children, young people, families, and community members.

VACCA offers a range of support services for families and children that promote the child’s growth and development focusing on positive parenting and family interaction.

The Early Intervention and Family Services (EI&FS) team work with families to promote family wellbeing, participation in the broader community and support increased access to other services.

Services Include:

  • Family Violence Program for Aboriginal women, young people and children who have experienced family violence including Child Focused Family Violence Service, outreach and case management
  • Supported Playgroups
  • Indigenous Parenting Support Service
  • Aboriginal Stronger Families
  • Aboriginal Family Restorations
  • Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making
  • Family Services
  • Youth programs
  • Emergency relief
  • Housing and homelessness support

For more information see https://www.vacca.org/

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

Phone: 03 9725 2166

Location: Croydon

Services include:

  • Information, Advice and referral
  • Access and Support to link in with HACC services
  • Elder’s Network
  • Women’s Network
  • Men’s Network
  • Youth Group
  • Burrai Playtime
  • Foodbank
  • Health Promotions
  • Indigenous Community Links

For more information see https://www.mmigp.org.au/



Phone: 1800 105 303

Location: Abbotsford

Djirra is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation. They provide a range of legal services, including advice and advocacy in relation to:

  • Intervention Orders issued in relation to family violence
  • Family Law
  • Child Protection
  • VOCAT assistance
  • Legal issues connected to a family violence situation such as: complaints about police; assistance with Centrelink or the Child Support Agency; and problems with the Office of Housing about house damage.

Paralegal support Workers can assist with:

  • Information about family violence
  • Information about legal and other options available following an incident of family violence
  • Information about court processes
  • Court support for attending court hearings
  • Support when reporting crimes to the police.

Djirra provides legal services to Aboriginal women, men and children who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault or who are at immediate risk of family violence or sexual assault. Djirra also assists non-Aboriginal parents of Aboriginal children who are victims/survivors of family violence or sexual assault.

Djirra can also arrange:

  • counselling sessions
  • Aboriginal workers to accompany Aboriginal women to appointments
  • safety planning discussion and follow up support.

Djirra provides both telephone and face to face legal advice.

For more information see https://djirra.org.au/ 

Ngwala Willumbong

Ngwala Willumbong

Phone: 03 9510 3233

Location: St Kilda

Ngwala Willumbong is a key service provider offering specialist alcohol and drug rehabilitation and outreach support services to the Aboriginal communities of Victoria.

Ngwala provide a range of outreach services to the EMR including:

  • Alcohol & Other Drug support
  • Housing services
  • Clinical Services
  • Youth Justice
  • Health service
  • Integrated Family Violence
  • HACC
  • Men’s Family Violence Programs

For more information see https://www.ngwala.org.au/

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