Aboriginal Darebin

Aboriginal artwork

We are committed to strengthening our relationship with the Aboriginal community. Discover how we continue the journey towards reconciliation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have maintained a strong physical and cultural presence in Darebin in the face of displacement, disenfranchisement and policies of assimilation. At the 2016 Census, Darebin had a census population count of 1,167 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (one of the largest proportions of Aboriginal residents of the 31 municipalities in Greater Melbourne). Since the mid-20th century this community has played a prominent role in the national struggle for Aboriginal rights and social justice.