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Wathaurong Media Statement

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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 »

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...Read More »

COVID19 Community Update - July 9th, 2020

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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 to my...Read More »

NAIDOC Week Virtual Flag Raising - Monday 6 July

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.

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Wathaurong's School Holiday Scavenger Hunt

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 »

National Sorry Day

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 »

Happy 40th Anniversary to our Co-op

22 May 2020

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative

40th Anniversary

Nyoorraa Woorreyn (hello, how are you?)

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...Read More »

Home schooling resources

Home schooling is difficult but we can help. Here’s some resources for you.

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Link to Coronavirus updates for Community

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Anniversary of National Apology event

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Community Meeting 24 Feb

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Community Meeting Agenda 16 December 2019

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Foster Care Info Session

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Treaty ... Voting closes Sunday, 20 October, 2019

Enrol to  vote now …
Voting closes Sunday 20 October 2019 …
Contact Treaty Enrolment Officer – Hayley Couzens
0448 273 856 …
To enrol or vote online go to

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Men's Afternoon with Allan Thorpe

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At Morgan St Thursdays 6pm-8pm …

Come along and join the fun …

Make new friends …


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Wathaurong Family Christmas Event

On behalf of the Board you are formally invited to the Wathaurong Family Christmas Event as part of our end of year celebrations with our members.

The Wathaurong Family Christmas Event will be held on:

Venue:               Adventure Park Water and Theme Park, 1249 Bellarine Hwy, Wallington

Date:                  Saturday 15 of December 2018