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Wollongong City Council

Aboriginal Communities

Council has a dedicated Community Development Worker - Aboriginal Services, who plans and helps to develop programs and services for Wollongong's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. To get in touch with our Community Development Worker - Aboriginal Services, please email or call (02) 4227 7111.

We also have an Aboriginal Reference Group that gives advice to Council about issues that affect our local communities.

Council provides small grants for not-for-profit groups holding community events during NAIDOC Week.

This program aims to get as many people as possible involved in NAIDOC Week and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

For details, see our NAIDOC Week Grants page.

Council has a guide to make sure our events and ceremonies observe the appropriate protocols in recognising the Traditional Custodians of the Land.

This was written for Council staff, but it can also be used as a reference by other groups or organisations who are organising public gatherings.

Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country Protocol 2018-2021
PDF, 56.89 KB

There are multiple groups and organisations in Wollongong that provide information, advice, advocacy and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in our area.

A list of some of the local services is shown below.

Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation
Call (02) 4274 7477 or email.
Visit Coomaditchie's website for more information.

Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation (IAC) 
22 Kenny Street, Wollongong
Call (02) 4228 1585
Visit the IAC website.

Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service
150 Church Street, Wollongong and 2/130 Princes Highway, Dapto
Call Wollongong (02) 4229 9495 or Dapto (02) 4262 8777
Visit the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service website.

Illawarra Koori Men's Support Group
PO Box 1136, Albion Park Rail NSW 2527 
Call  0433 177 084 or email Greg Potts.

Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council
3 Ellen Street, Wollongong
Call (02) 4226 3338 or email
Visit the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council website.

Korewal (La Perouse) Elouera (Illawarra) Jerrungarugh (Shoalhaven)
86 Hertford Street, Berkeley 
Call (02) 4271 3069.

Myimbarr Aboriginal Child, Youth and Family Services
100-102 Auburn Street, Wollongong
Call (02) 4211 0601.

Noogaleek Children's Centre
Cnr Denniss Street and Winnima Way, Berkeley
Call (02) 4271 8468
Visit the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation website for information about Noogaleek Children's Centre.

Sandon Point Aboriginal Tent Embassy (SPATE)
45 Rosemont Street, West Wollongong
Call 0432 145 560 or email.

Wadi Wadi, Coomaditchi Aboriginal Corporation
43 Corunna Crescent, Flinders

Warrigal Employment
PO Box 9, Windang NSW 2502 
Call (02) 4276 1878 or email
Visit the Illawarra Aboriginal Corporation website for information about Warrigal Employment.

Wodi Wodi Elders Council
9 O'Connell Drive, Figtree NSW 2525

Wollongong Northern Districts Aboriginal Community
Uncle Richard Archibald
Unit 2, 67-77 Caldwell Avenue, Tarrawanna
Call 0403 205 034.

Woolyungah Indigenous Centre, University of Wollongong (UOW)
Building 30, Northfields Avenue, Keiraville
Call (02) 4221 3776 or email
Visit the UOW website for more information.