careers with us

Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative employs over 100 staff in a range of positions in social, community, health and corporate services. Most of our staff work from two main office locations at Morgan Street and Mackey St in North Geelong.

Wathaurong employees enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • 9.5% superannuation
  • Not for profit salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Accredited training opportunities and study leave

The Cooperative is one of the largest employers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Geelong region, and we welcome applications and interest from the Aboriginal community for all positions advertised.

All appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of applicable screening checks.

Applications and enquiries for vacancies can be submitted either via our adverts on SEEK, or directly to

Applications should consist of a current resume and a brief cover letter submitted in Word or PDF. Where key selection criteria must be specifically addressed, this is requested in the job advertisement.

Our Commitment to Child Safety

Wathaurong is committed to providing a child safe environment. We have zero tolerance of any abuse or maltreatment of children. We are committed to ensuring children and young people are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat any child safety concerns seriously. We report any allegations and well being concerns to authorities.


Current Vacancies - Employment

We are currently accepting applications for the following vacancies:

Manager - Family Services

A full time ongoing vacancy is currently available for a qualified and experienced leader to oversee operational aspects of a range of programs within our Family Services Unit. To be successful in this role, candidates will have experience and knowledge of service delivery in the social and community sector; with an understanding of Aboriginal culture and the challenges encountered by the Aboriginal community members who may access child, youth, and family services. This position will provide effective daily management to achieve service and program targets and objectives that reflect the social and cultural needs of the community, with a focus on quality system and continuous improvement based management, and person-centred care and services.

Applications close at 9:00am Monday April 29th

Position Description - Manager, Family Services


Current Vacancies - Volunteering

We are seeking expressions of interest from the community for the following volunteering opportunities:

Aboriginal Community Justice Program

The Aboriginal Community Justice Program was officially created in 1988 by the Victorian Government with funding through Victoria Police to provide support to Aboriginal people whilst in custody and for Justice related matters. The ACJP is a community based initiative which provides cultural support to our community and individuals needing support in Justice related matters. The ACJP is involved in preventative initiatives as well as providing direct support through a “Call Out” service to community members held in police custody.

The Call Out element of the ACJP is a community-led program of volunteers who work on a 24-7 call out roster when our community members are brought into police custody and ask for cultural support.

This is a rewarding opportunity to support our community who need us when they find themselves in the justice system. Volunteers are provided with training as well as the required resources to attend call outs when they are on call. This opportunity can fit flexibly around your availability. If you would like to know more or express your interest please contact our justice team on 03 5292 9800 or email