The Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Board is thrilled to announce that the organisation is one of 11 Aboriginal business to share in $11m of funding through Round 6 of the Aboriginal Community Infrastructure Program.
The Andrews Labor Government has announced it will invest $1.6 million for a major refurbishment of the Wathaurong...Read More »
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 Street...Read More »
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 the Local...Read More »
Following a highly competitive tender process, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (Wathaurong) is pleased to announce the appointment of Woods Bagot as the successful architects who will lead the proposed $26m Morgan Street redevelopment project.
Founded in the late 1970s and incorporated in 1980 by local Aboriginal community members, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative has...Read More »
The Board of Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative is very excited to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Flagg, proud Wemba Wemba man to the role of Chief Executive Officer after a competitive recruitment process.
Simon started his career here at Wathaurong as an Aboriginal Worker trainee in 1996 and went on to...Read More »
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, Wathaurong has...Read More »
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 –...Read More »
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 to be...Read More »
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, when...Read More »
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 2 of...Read More »
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...Read More »
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...Read More »
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.
NAIDOC 2020 celebrations were originally scheduled to take place from 5th – 12th July, with Wathaurong activities including a community lunch, kid’s day out, community award recipients and NAIDOC ball. With COVID-19 restrictions still in place across the country, the National NAIDOC Committee has postponed national celebrations to November.
Looking for some entertainment this holidays? Register for our online Scavenger Hunt! Kids can sign up individually or as a team of up to 8. Players will need to find certain items and locations significant to Wathaurong and take a photo of themselves at that location....Read More »
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-Operative would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that we work and live on, the Wathaurong people, and also pay our respects to Aboriginal elders past, present and emerging.
Nyoorraa Woorreyn (hello, how are you?)
National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on...Read More »
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative (Wathaurong). Wathaurong
was formed by community in 1978 and registered on 22 May 1980 to support the social, economic, and
cultural development of Aboriginal people. During the last four decades, Wathaurong...Read More »
It takes a lot of people to run a co-operative. We thank our staff and community members, past and present; local, state and federal governments; many local groups, individuals and businesses; and all our other supporters.