news & events

Geelong Cats visit Wathaurong

On Friday 24th February, as part of the Cats Community Camp, Cats players visited Wurdi Youang, Milla Milla Playgroup and the Co-op. Nakia Cockatoo, Darcy Lang, Josh Cowan, Quinton Narkle and Jamaine Jones hung out with the kids and learnt more about what we do.  They helped out with...Read More »

Deadly Dad - Jye Walker

I’m Jye Walker and my people are from Wemba Wemba country up near Swan Hill, although I have not known any of them until recently. I have grown up in the Wathaurong lands since I was 10 years old.

I have 2 kids now, a 6 year old boy named Malakai...Read More »

Deadly Dads - In Home Swimming Program

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Term 4 of the In Home Support Swimming Program has been a great success.

We would like to make a special mention to all of the deadly dads who have been getting involved. This term we have seen a rise in the number of dads getting...Read More »

VACSAL Junior Koori Football and Netball Carnival in Geelong

This year’s VACSAL Junior Football and Netball Carnival was held in Geelong for the first time in a couple of decades. Hundreds of people from mobs all over Victoria congregated at Belmont Football Club for the Footy and Kardinia Park for the Netball. We were stoked to see Nova Peris...Read More »

Deadly Dad: Uncle David Tournier

I’m David John Tournier, My Country involves three places; Narrindjerri (Mothers side-Tateari Clan), Yorta Yorta (Birth Fathers side), Wathaurong (Great, Great, Great Grand Father)

After doing all of my primary schooling and a year a half of secondary school in Geelong we then moved to Swan Hill where I was taught...Read More »

NAIDOC March 2016

This year’s NAIDOC March from Victorian Aboriginal Health Service to Federation Square in Melbourne was huge with plenty of staff and community members attending. Attendance was high, the mood was positive and it was a tired but happy crowd who boarded the bus back to Wathaurong in the afternoon.  We’d like to thank...Read More »

NAIDOC Award Reconciliation Winners - Roads to Recovery program

NAIDOC Award winners were presented with their awards on Monday 4th July at the Flag Raising event.
Edwina and Greg McHenry, hosts of the Roads to Recovery Program on Pulse FM, were winners of the NAIDOC Reconciliation Award. They’re pictured here with Uncle David Tournier and our Community Services Manager,...Read More »

You betcha Kooris Got Talent!

Come down to the Co-op Carpark at 11am on Tuesday 5th of July 2016 and show us what ya got!

Our inaugural Kooris Got Talent show is on during NAIDOC Week

Categories: 0-12 years, 12-25 years and 25 and over

Light lunch provided
Great Prizes!!

See the event calendar for more information

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Reconciliation in the Park wins Community HART Award

Reconciliation in the Park was announced as winner of the Community HART Award for 2016 in the Community Organisation category. The Awards are supported by Reconciliation Victoria, Victorian Local Governance Association and Bank Australia, and aim to recognise councils and community organisations that are helping to achieve reconciliation...Read More »

Supercats Indigenous Round

The Supercats Inaugural Indigenous Round was held on Friday 27 May 2016. The home-town favourites played at Geelong Arena against the Sandringham Sabres. Rohanee Cox, a former Opals player with a silver medal from the Beijing Olympics, was instrumental in organising the event. She had invaluable help from Wathaurong staff members Monica...Read More »

Our Sorry Day Walk 2016

On Thursday 26 May we had our annual Sorry Day Walk around the Wathaurong Lake.

As only our second year holding the Walk, the turn out was fantastic. Around 150 people, including kids from three local kindergartens, joined us in remembering our Stolen Generations and the ongoing effects of these and other...Read More »

Wathaurong at Pako Festa

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative has been one of the longest supporting groups of Pako Fest. Again this year our deadly mob presented in the parade, as well as had our information stall for the Aboriginal and wider community. Everyone had a great time, and we look forward to doing it all over...Read More »