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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, […]

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 […]

NAIDOC Award Nominations open

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative is calling for nominations for the 2021 NAIDOC Community Awards. Who do you think should get the awards in 2021? If you have someone you wish to nominate, you can complete the online nomination form. You can also download a printed version of the form here – […]

WATHAURONG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2019/2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SUMMARY Wathaurong Annual General Meeting Sunday 21st of March 2021 On Sunday March 21st, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Limited held it’s Annual General Meeting for the 2019/2020 financial year. It was great to be able to get our members together on country at Wurdi Youang. Thank you […]

Stage 4 COVID Restrictions – Friday 12th Feb

As of 11:59pm Friday 12th February, ALL of the state of Victoria will be returning to Stage 4 lockdown restrictions for 5 days – until 11:59pm Wednesday 17th February.  During this lockdown, there are only 4 reasons to leave home:  Shopping for essential goods (one person per household, once per day) […]

Notice of AGM

The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative’s Board of Directors wishes to inform all active Members that the rescheduled 2019/20 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday 21 March 2021 at 10:30am – venue to be advised. Nominations for Board of Directors positions open There are currently four (4) Director positions […]

Wathaurong Community NAIDOC Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Wathaurong Community NAIDOC Awards for 2020. NAIDOC week was celebrated “virtually” from the 14th November – 21st November in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wathaurong Community NAIDOC awards were presented at the Community Christmas event held on Tuesday 15th December, […]

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 […]