Indigenous reconciliation

Stonnington sits on the land of the Kulin Nations.

Statement of Commitment

We acknowledge that the people of the Kulin Nations are the Traditional Custodians of this land and have strived to retain their identity and cultures through more than two hundred years of dispossession and colonisation.

We are responsible for learning from, and promoting the intrinsic value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, heritage and contemporary aspirations.

Council recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sacred sites and significant places, and the contributions made by Indigenous Australians to Victoria, and will work together towards a future of mutual respect and harmony.

For more information about Registered Aboriginal Parties and maps visit the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council website.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Reconciliation Action Plan(PDF, 7MB) has been developed in consultation with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Traditional Owners, as well as the wider community. The two year update, 2018 - 2020 Summary is available here(PDF, 1MB).

Our Reconciliation Action Plan for 2021–23 will be the framework for how we recognise the contributions made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and provide leadership for our community as we continue our reconciliation journey.

We look forward to sharing a draft of the plan with our community soon.

Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAP)

Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) are Traditional Owner groups legally recognised under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 as having responsibility for managing and protecting cultural heritage. 

RAPs for the City of Stonnington (July 2021):

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Phone: 9416 2905

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Phone: 9770 1273

For more information about Registered Aboriginal Parties and maps visit the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council website.  

Reconciliation Stonnington

Reconciliation Stonnington is a community group promoting a deeper understanding, respect and justice for and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except January) from 6pm - 7:30pm at the Grattan Gardens Community Centre. New members are always welcome. You can find more information on their Facebook page.

Phone: 9819 9106
Address: 28/1 Muir Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Indigenous History for Schools 

We have partnered with Inner Eastern Local Learning & Employment Network (IELLEN), School Focused Youth Services, Reconciliation Stonnington and local primary schools to develop useful resources for teachers and students to learn about Indigenous history relating to the area.

The content is directed at students in upper primary, however it can be adapted to younger students as needed.

You can download the Student Guide(PDF, 2MB) and Teacher Guide(PDF, 8MB).

Reconciliation Victoria

More information can be located at Reconciliation Victoria. Throughout both metropolitan and regional Victoria, Reconciliation Victoria supports and works with an independent network of Local Reconciliation Groups.