Services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders

Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative

Website: Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative Ltd. – GEGAC

Contact: (03) 5150 0700

Youth Services they offer:

Children, Youth and Family Services Unit (CYFSU): The programs operating from this unit are all specifically designed to assist the further development of self-determination of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, including its children, young people and families within their program catchment areas. 

Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFSU) – Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative Ltd. (


Website: Anglicare Victoria: Transforming the Futures of Children

Contact: (03) 5671 0000

Youth services they offer:

Buldau Yioohgen, Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy: Led by Anglicare Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Elders Auntie Kellie and Uncle Ian, Buldau Yioohgen provides vulnerable young Indigenous people in rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria with opportunities to strengthen their connection to culture. With community by their side, it offers exposure to professional work environments that might otherwise be difficult to access. 

Buldau Yioohgen, Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy – Anglicare Victoria

Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association

Contact: (03) 5155 8465

Black pages; Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association (LEAHA) – GPHN Black Pages

Youth services they offer:

LEAHA: is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation based in Lakes Entrance.  LEAHA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal peoples within the community and around Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers Beach, Lake Bunga, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper, Metung and surrounding areas. LEAHA provides services to the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal community, including:

  • Chronic care program
  • AHW/Nurse team home visits
  • GP service Wednesday afternoons
  • Counselling Services on Wednesday’s
  • Medical transport program from Monday to Thursday
  • Primary Care Network Chronic Care Services
  • Local Justice Worker Program
  • Koori Youth Justice Program
  • Elders Community Connection Program
  • Gippsland Tobacco Healthy Lifestyle team
  • TIS Regional Tackling Indigenous Smoking team
  • Diabetes and respiratory education
  • Visiting hearing services
  • Visiting dental service
  • Visiting optometry
  • Visiting podiatry
  • Men’s Health Promotion Program
  • Parenting HUB program
  • Outreach midwife service from GEGAC
  • Social and emotional counselling/referral
  • Women’s Health
  • Mental Health.

Victorian Aboriginal Childcare Agency

Website: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency | VACCA

Contact: (03) 5135 6055

Youth services they offer:

Empower youth: Empower Youth – VACCA

  • Developing plans with the young people that identify goals and actions for their health and wellbeing, community participation, education and training, and pathway to employment 
  • Intensive case management support
  • Partnerships with schools, training providers, local businesses and employers
  • Information sessions on health and wellbeing and education and training
  • Cultural and other programs
  • Co-design opportunities for young people

Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland

Website: Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland Inc. (Moogji) – GPHN Black Pages

Contact: (03) 5154 2133

Youth services they offer:

Moogji: provides services to the East Gippsland community, specifically in and around Orbost, Cann River and surrounding districts. Services include:

  • Doctors’ clinic, GP visiting from Orbost Medical Clinic
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
  • Medical transport as far as Melbourne
  • Clinical nurse
  • Youth worker
  • An environmental team
  • Counsellors
  • A visiting psychiatrist
  • Community kitchens and gardens
  • Assess scheduled dental appointments and transport to the dental clinics and Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative (Bairnsdale) and Orbost Regional Health
  • A visiting optometrist
  • Child and women’s health check days and health promotion events in partnership with Orbost Regional Health and Djillay Ngalu.

Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Co-op

Phone: 0351431644

Website: Ramahyuck

Youth services they offer:

Baw Baw Parenting: Provides culturally appropriate and safe space for the community to come together and yarn up about all things family. This Yarning Group is a safe place for local Aboriginal families to connect and yarn up. Ramahyuck

Playgroup: The Djillay Lidj Latrobe Playgroup – The playgroup has been operating for nine years and plays an important role in the community by bringing parents and their children together each week in a structured and controlled environment that provides the opportunity to socialise and interact in a safe space. Ramahyuck

Headspace Bairnsdale

Website: headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation

Contact: (03) 5141 6200

Youth services they offer:

Take A Step: Social and emotional wellbeing program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people. Delivered within schools or with groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in other settings.

Koorie Youth Council

Website: Koorie Youth Council

Contact: Contact Us | Koorie Youth Council

Youth services they offer:

Koorie Youth Summit:  is the largest gathering in Victoria created for and by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 16-28 years. Since 2014, Koorie Youth Council (KYC) has hosted the event to create a safe space for the young mob to gather from around the state to connect, discuss what is important to us, be proud, learn, share and celebrate culture.

Koorie Youth Council listed additional support services

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