<p>22 May 2020 Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative 40th Anniversary Nyoorraa Woorreyn (hello, how are you?) Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (Wathaurong). Wathaurong was formed by community in 1978 and registered on 22 May 1980 to support the social, economic, and cultural development of Aboriginal people. During […]</p>

who do we help?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the wider Geelong region and Colac



children & youth

elders & disability


Click here to read the latest updates from Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative on support during the pandemic. https://www.wathaurong.org.au/uncategorized/covid19-community-update-july-9th-2020/

Our Services

Our services provide Aboriginal families living or in transit in Wathaurong's traditional boundaries with assistance, increased and improved access to a range of culturally appropriate health, housing, education, employment and cultural services; contribute to improvements in community wellbeing; and build the capacity of the community to control its own affairs and achieve self-determination.


We provide holistic and culturally secure services that contribute to a resilient, healthy community.


We help parents to be their best so that their children will survive and thrive.


We support people with stable housing, support with the justice system and maintaining independent living for Elders and people with disabilities.


We connect Aboriginal people with their culture, language and community, and encourage understanding in mainstream society.


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Wathaurong glass

Since 1998, Wathaurong Glass has expressed Aboriginal art in glass and provide training and employment opportunities for community members. Great pride is taken in producing unique artwork, including windows and door glass, kitchen and bathroom splashbacks, artistic platters, bowls, corporate gifts, awards and trophies.

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wurdi youang

With the beautiful You Yangs as its backdrop, Wurdi Youang is an important cultural area for the Wathaurong community. It provides cultural and country learning for our people, while we restore these grasslands to their traditional state and work towards benefiting our community by creating commercial opportunities.

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welcome to wathaurong

Welcome to Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung). The Wathaurong community are a place-based community consisting of local Traditional Owners as well as Aboriginal people from all over Australia who have been long-term custodians of the land in this region. For more information about our cultural services, please contact us.

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