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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 […]

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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 […]

NAIDOC Week 2020

Koonyaba yeerram, Nyoorra Woorreeyn (Good morning, how do you do). My name is Craig Edwards, I’m a proud Wadda-wurrung Gunditjmara man and Chairperson of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op. I am also a member of Eastern Maar Traditional Owner and Wadda-Wurrung Traditional Owner groups. I would like to pay my respects […]