Our People and Our Place

An Aboriginal Community Controlled Healthcare Organisation


“We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land of the Gunditjmara peoples and we pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future. As an Aboriginal Organisation we at Gunditjmara honor all that have come before us.”

Our Vision

 A united, strong and healthy Aboriginal community

Our Purpose 

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative exists to provide community controlled, culturally appropriate services that meet the identified needs of people in the Aboriginal community and their families within our region.

Our Values

We are COMMITTED to a positive and healthy future for our community and organisation

We RESPECT our history culture, our families and community

We continue to strengthen and expand our PARTNERSHIPS with other organisations

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd is an independent community based not-for-profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCHO) founded by a group of volunteers from the local indigenous community of the Victorian South West in 1979.

The Cooperative is a funded agency with funds provided by both Commonwealth and State Government. This funding is used to achieve outcomes set out by strategic direction, and to improve the lives of community members. The Cooperative meets accreditation standards set out by funding bodies and is a child safe organisation.

The Cooperative was incorporated in 1982 and we have grown steadily since then.