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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, […]

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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 […]

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ADVENTURE PARK FAMILY DAY

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 […]

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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 […]

Wathaurong Media Statement

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op was contacted by the Geelong Advertiser to provide a response to a recent media article regarding allegations by former staff members. The follow up article published in today’s paper includes only a small snippet of the full statement that was provided to the Geelong Advertiser by Wathaurong […]

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NAIDOC Community Awards – Nominations Open

NAIDOC 2020 celebrations may look a little different this year, but we won’t let that stop us from celebrating our mob! Nominations for the Wathaurong NAIDOC Community awards are now open. Printed nomination forms will be sent out to all members, but this year you can also fill out your […]