Local Reconciliation Groups
Throughout both metropolitan and regional Victoria, Reconciliation Victoria supports and works closely with a network of Local Reconciliation Groups (LRGs), which are active in promoting cultural awareness, understanding and education in their local communities. The LRGs organise a range of events and activities such as local forums, film nights, concerts, cultural tours and walks, talks at local schools, art exhibitions and information displays. Many groups work closely with local government and schools to promote reconcilation as well as greater awareness of Aboriginal history and culture.
The existing local groups are listed below. If you'd like to form a new group email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9419 3613
Bass Coast/South Gippsland Reconciliation Group
Ph: 5662 3904
Ph: 5443 0137
Ph: 9859 3536
Ph: 9859 5840
Ph: 9726 6627
Casey ANTaR works in the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges (not to be confused with the City of Casey).
Ph: 5472 1841
Ph: 5472 1841
Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group
Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group aims to foster and promote reconciliation in the region. “One Fire” reflects our desire to achieve the meeting of people “around the fire” in mutual respect and understanding.
Our objectives are to consult with Aboriginal Elders and community to develop policies, recommendations and action plans in pursuit of the following:
- Actively promote reconciliation in the Geelong region;
- Raise public awareness of Aboriginal history and culture, and of Aboriginal issues such as health, housing, employment, education and cultural heritage preservation;
- Work with all levels of government to identify and overcome issues contributing to Aboriginal disadvantage in health, well-being and opportunity;
- Work with the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative to address local Aboriginal issues;
- Promote the integration of Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal history within the various educational bodies of the region.
Maribyrnong Reconciliation Group
Ph: 9688 0315/0432754729
The group doesn't have set meeting dates but does meet at least 3 times a year and hold around 2 events / gatherings.
Maroondah Movement for Reconciliation
Ph: 9723 1646
Monash Reconciliation Group
Ph: 8503 7942
Moonee Valley Reconciliation Group
Mount Macedon Local Reconciliation Group
Nillumbik Reconciliation Group
Ph: 9439 0342 / 0407 682
Ph: 9439 8565
The Nillumbik Reconciliation Group grew out of an Advisory Committee delegated by the Nillumbik Shire Council to arrange a ceremony promoting Reconciliation. As a result of that Committee\\\'s recommendations, a formal document of Acknowledgement, Apology and Commitment was presented by the Council to Wurundjeri Elders at Gayip (the Woiwurrung word for an inter-clan gathering or ceremony) in May 1998 at Wingrove Park.
In 2008 the Council unanimously passed a Reconciliation Charter setting a Reconciliation framework for all Shire initiatives and activities. NRG continues to work with Council on an Action Plan promoting Reconciliation in Nillumbik.
For further information visit http://home.vicnet.net.au/~nrgp/
Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation
Ph: 9699 8804
Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation Inc. (PPCfR) is a voluntary community group affiliated with Australians for Native Title & Reconciliation (ANTaR) Victoria.
We receive funds from, and work closely with, the City of Port Phillip, participate in events such as Sorry Day, NAIDOC Week, local community festivals, host talks and publish Mungo, an informative monthly newsletter.
Meetings are held at 6.30pm on the third Tuesday each month in The Community Hub attached to the South Melbourne in Fishley Street, and are open to all. www.ppcfr.org
Queenscliff Reconciliation Mob
Ph: 5258 1722
Ph: 5258 4397
Ph: 9499 4404
Ph: 9499 2005
Ph: 9842 3598
Ph: 9812 0588
RECONCILIATION MANNINGHAM is a small group of committed people – Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – working to advance reconciliation through partnership between Aboriginal people and all others who have subsequently made Australia their home. We have an organising committee, volunteers, partners and friends. You are welcome to participate.
WE AIM TO
- Promote respect for and pride in our Australian Aboriginal culture and heritage
- Raise awareness and understanding of the historical and contemporary issues affecting our Aboriginal communities.
- Work in collaboration and consultation with Aboriginal people, organisations and Elders, Manningham City Council, local schools, community groups and other reconciliation groups
- Develop activities, programs, events and services that directly involve, support and include Aboriginal people
Shepparton Region Reconciliation Group
Ph: 0409 012 228
Ph: 5821 6600 / 5854 836
Stonnington Citizens for Reconciliation
Ph: 9819 9106
TR@K Towards Reconciliation at Knox
Ph: 9758 1009 (h) 9554 8
Whitehorse Friends for Reconciliation
Ph: 9898 2514
Whittlesea Reconciliation Group
Ph: 9217 2389
‘The Whittlesea Reconciliation Group acknowledges the Wurundjeri Wilam people as the traditional custodians of this land’
‘A connected community respecting Aboriginal people as the first peoples of Australia, their history and culture through actions supporting reconciliation’
‘Supporting reconciliation by creating opportunities to increase understanding of Aboriginal people and culture by bringing all people together’
The Whittlesea Reconciliation Group (WRG) seeks to:
• ensure that Aboriginal people have a voice
• build networks and relationships within and across communities
• educate local communities
• foster awareness of reconciliation initiatives
• provide opportunities for community cultural celebrations
• support and acknowledge local individuals and organisations in their reconciliation initiatives