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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 […]

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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 […]