Aboriginal Hostels Limited
Funded by the Commonwealth Government and provides temporary accommodation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal Hostel Limited has provided temporary accommodation services since 1973.
How to get a Confirmation of Aboriginality
AIATSIS Family History Unit is not able to comment on, prove or provide confirmation of anyone’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Heritage. Your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage is something that is personal and you do not need a ‘letter of confirmation’ to identify as an Indigenous person, However you may be asked to provide a confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander form or letter when applying for Indigenous-specific services or programs.
The Department of Health
The Dept of Health’s core objective is to achieve the best health and wellbeing for all Victorians. This is accomplished through planning, policy development, funding and regulation of health service providers and activities which promote and protect Victorians’ health.
Family History Tracing
National Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Family History Unit, offers assistance with tracing Indigenous heritage.
The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)
VAHS was established in 1972 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 30 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.
The Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages
Was established in 1994 to address the issues of language loss and is the state body responsible for coordinating Community Language Programs throughout Victoria. These programs are run in local communities that report regularly back to VACL. The Corporation is focused on retrieving, recording and researching Aboriginal languages and providing a central resource on Victorian Aboriginal Languages with programs now looking at educational tools to teach the Indigenous community about language.
The Koori Business Network (KBN)
The Koori Business Network is the Victorian Government’s lead agency in the growth and promotion of Aboriginal business development. KBN provides targeted support to Victorian Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs. This support is delivered through a range of programs and services in both regional and metropolitan Victoria.
Family Relationships Online
Provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.
Indigenous Careers & Employment
A new Indigenous Owned, Indigenous Staffed and operated careers site, connecting Indigenous candidates and people with Indigenous expertise and potential employers.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
An innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, the HealthInfoNet aims to contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians.
Provides free financial advice and counselling for Victorians who are experiencing difficulty paying their mortgage or rent, or are facing job loss.
An Australian Government statutory agency, delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community.
A new not-for-profit website that helps you find easy to understand information about the law and legal services in Victoria.
Council of Single Mothers and their Children
CSMC is a statewide community organisation run for and by single mothers and their children. We provide telephone support and counselling, referral, advice and emergency relief to single mothers throughout Victoria, and have over 2100 single mother members.
The Quit Victoria website with information on how to quit smoking.