$15.6m investment commitment from Labor Government

Member for Corio Richard Marles and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney visited Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative today to announce that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $15.6 million to upgrade facilities as part of the Morgan Street Redevelopment Project.   Labor’s commitment to a new redevelopment of the Morgan […]


Koorie Aspirations Day

The Koorie Student Aspirations Day was held on Wadawurrung country at GMHBA Stadium on Monday 4thand Tuesday 5th April, bringing together Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander secondary school students from the greater Geelong and Colac region.   Supported by the Polly Farmer Foundation, the two day event was organised by […]

Notice of AGM – 2020/2021

WATHAURONG ABORIGINAL CO-OPERATIVE NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative’s Board of Directors wishes to inform all active Members that the rescheduled 2020/2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 20 February 2022 at 10:30am at Wurdi Youang, 700-850 Little River-Ripley Road, Little River.   Nominations […]

Farewell Lisa Briggs

After three years at the helm of Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (Wathaurong), Lisa Briggs has made the personal decision to move on from the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from Friday 30th July 2021.   Lisa  took on the role of CEO in 2018. In the past three years, […]


Yarning Up Our Services Our Way

We want to hear your voice. Wathaurong Co-Op is looking at what happens when Wathaurong Community members experience family violence and what happens when they try to access services to get help. This review is called the Yarning Up Our Services Our Way project. This Project is being run by […]

2021 Wathaurong NAIDOC Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 Wathaurong Community NAIDOC Awards were announced at the Flag Raising & Community Day held at Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative on Monday 5th July, 2021.   The Flag Raising event marked the start of NAIDOC Week, which began on Sunday 4th July and runs until Sunday 11th […]

Dr. Ed Poliness receives “Closing the Gap” award

A Victorian GP has been recognised for his service and support to Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander communities after he was awarded a prestigious Victorian Rural Health Award. Acting medical director Dr Ed Poliness, 49, has been honoured for his work at the Geelong-based Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative. Dr Poliness […]

Funding boost for new consulting rooms

FUNDING BOOST FOR NEW CONSULTING ROOMS More Geelong patients will get the world-class care they deserve with the Andrews Labor Government giving hospitals across the state the latest life-saving medical equipment and upgrading vital infrastructure. Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens has announced that Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative and Barwon Health were […]



Our annual Adventure Park Family Day is back! This will be held on Saturday 12th December, 2020. All families are welcome to attend this day, however with some restrictions on group gatherings still in place things will look a little different. We will not have the Pavilion booked for our group […]


Children’s Gift Registry

The announcement of the further easing of restrictions on Sunday 22nd November from Premier Daniel Andrews is a welcome relief and means that we can begin getting back to “COVID Normal.” We are planning to host our annual community Christmas party at Morgan Street on Tuesday 15th December, 2020 from 4:30pm til […]