Womindjeka / wominjeka! That means welcome in the languages of the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the area now called Melbourne.

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and pay respect to their Elders, past and present. For the Kulin Nation, Melbourne has always been an important meeting place for events of social, educational, sporting and cultural significance.

Today we are proud to say that Melbourne is a significant gathering place for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Find out more about Aboriginal culture through these places and events, and follow Aboriginal Melbourne on Facebook.

Bronze statue of Pastor Sir Douglas and Lady Nicholls.

Aboriginal Melbourne walk

Discover Melbourne's Aboriginal heritage and culture on this walking tour of significant sites, from Melbourne's Fitzroy Gardens to the harbour at Docklands.

You'll see artefacts of Aboriginal history and culture including scarred trees, historical meeting places, artworks and monuments.

Koorie Heritage Trust

Based at Federation Square, the Koorie Heritage Trust promotes Aboriginal culture through an ever-expanding collection of art, cultural artefacts and oral histories. The centre offers a regular program exhibitions, workshops and tours.

The centre's retail space showcases items designed or crafted by Aboriginal people, including books, artwork, clothing, jewellery and homewares.

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art, the Ian Potter Centre showcases an impressive collection of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

See 19th century drawings by William Barak, 20th century paintings by Albert Namatjira, and work by contemporary artists Reko Rennie and Brook Andrew.

Birrarung Marr

This popular park along the Yarra River is named from the Wurundjeri people who originally inhabited the area: ‘birrarung’ means ‘river of mists’ and ‘marr’ relates to ‘side’.

The Birrarung Wilam art installation celebrates Victoria’s Aboriginal culture, while a semicircle of metal shields represents each of the five groups of the Kulin Nation.

Bunjilaka

Melbourne Museum’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people.

The centre is named after Bunjil, the eagle creator deity of the Kulin Nation. Under his metaphorical wing, the centre presents permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as events and activities.

Red Desert Dreamings Gallery

Red Desert Dreamings is a commercial gallery specialising in Aboriginal art from the red desert area of central Australia.

Located on level four of the Pan Pacific Hotel in South Wharf, the gallery holds regular exhibitions of works from Aboriginal artists.

Original and Authentic Aboriginal Art

Founded in 1996, Original and Authentic Aboriginal Art specialises in Aboriginal fine art from the Central Western Desert, the Kimberley and Arnhemland.

The gallery presents traditional and contemporary artworks and represents leading independent Aboriginal artists.

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Bunjilaka

Celebrating the history, culture, achievements, and survival of Victoria's Aboriginal people.

Aboriginal Melbourne walk

Discover Melbourne's Aboriginal heritage and culture on this walking tour of significant sites.

Red Desert Dreamings Gallery

Specialising in Aboriginal art from the red desert area of central Australia.

Enterprize Park

A park beside the Yarra River commemorating the landing of the first settlers.