Aboriginal Darebin

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.


Aboriginal art on wall
We recognise key Aboriginal events to celebrate culture and recognise cultural places of significance at a number of locations across the City.
Aboriginal artwork on a wall
We have a long-standing relationship with the Aboriginal community we're committed to strengthening this, and continue the journey to reconciliation.
Children's aboriginal artwork
Connect with Aboriginal organisations within Darebin, through our Recognition and Discovery Map, links, partnerships, events and more.
Aboriginal flag against blue sky with white clouds
Find the details on 26 January here, including our position, community events and any questions you might have about the day.
Aboriginal flag artwork
Find out about Wurundjeri country, covering most of the area now known as greater Melbourne and includes the City of Darebin.
Tree and cliffs  in foreground overlooking expanse of trees and blue sky
In order to do justice to the story of Aboriginal Darebin, we need to look to Aboriginal Victoria and even to Aboriginal Australia, as all are linked.
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Playing an important role in contributing to and monitoring the implementation of the Darebin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action Plan.
Two hands gripping eachother

Darebin Council gratefully received advice from the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee about The Voice to Parliament referendum.