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Local Indigenous Resources and Centres

Discover local Indigenous resources and cultural centers

Explore our Local Indigenous Resources and Centres page for a variety of valuable connections and cultural hubs dedicated to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Whether you're looking for cultural workshops, community engagement opportunities, or guidance on heritage preservation, you'll find welcoming resources here to help you engage meaningfully with Indigenous cultures in our region.

 

Jellurgal Aboriginal Community Centre

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is the Gold Coast's only dedicated Aboriginal cultural centre and is fully owned and operated by the local Aboriginal community. 

Jellurgal is an initiative of Gold Coast-based Kalwun Development Corporation which provides a range of services and facilities for the Gold Coast's community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in areas including housing, health, aged care, child and family support services and more.

 
📍 Burleigh Heads
💻 Website
📱 Facebook Page
 

Yugambeh Museum Language & Research Centre

The Yugambeh Museum Language & Research Centre is all about helping the Indigenous community and bridging cultural gaps with their services. The Yugambeh Museum offers a range of services aimed at cultural preservation and community engagement. They provide immersive cultural awareness training sessions and workshops designed to deepen understanding of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and social dynamics. As Traditional Owners, they also facilitate respectful and effective community engagement, ensuring that projects and initiatives are aligned with and respect Indigenous perspectives and values.

Every Monday, the museum opens its doors to Yugambeh descendants for cultural research and connection days, providing an opportunity for individuals to explore their ancestry, heritage, and cultural identity. The Yugambeh Museum is committed to fostering a deeper connection to heritage and culture within the Indigenous community, creating a welcoming space for learning, research, and celebration of Indigenous traditions.

📍 Beenleigh
💻 Website

 

Kalwan

Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd (Kalwun) is all about supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in south-east Queensland. Since 1994, Kalwun has been providing a variety of essential services to make life better for everyone in the community. The name Kalwun comes from the Aboriginal word for the rainforest lyre-bird, a special bird that symbolizes respect for the area's original inhabitants.

At Kalwun, you can find essential health services such as doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals ready to take care of your needs. They also run community health programs, child protection initiatives, and family support services to ensure everyone is safe and well. For those in need of kinship and foster care support, Kalwun is there to help.

📍 Services all across the Gold Coast – see here to view
💻 Website
📱 Facebook Page

 

Mibbinbah Spirit Healing

Mibbinbah is all about celebrating the amazing diversity of culture and language in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Since 2007, they've been organizing national events for men, women, and children, including a big annual gathering.

Mibbinbah works hand-in-hand with communities to create safe and welcoming spaces where everyone can explore and enrich their identity, well-being, and skills. They use locally-defined 'proper way' practices to ensure these spaces are culturally safe and respectful.

These safe spaces are perfect for spirit healing, empowerment, celebration, and learning. Mibbinbah is dedicated to providing support and fostering a strong sense of community among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

📍 Programs all across Australia – see here to view.
💻 Website
📱 Facebook Page

 

Krurungal - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Welfare, Resource and Housing

Krurungal has supported its local community in the Gold Coast area for nearly 30 years, providing community-based support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within the greater Gold Coast and Tweed Heads regions.

Krurungal’s Vision is for its community to have easy access to necessary community services and enjoy more opportunities, better outcomes, cultural connectedness and a positive sense of wellbeing. Services include community pathway connection, emergency relief, schooling support services, cultural awareness training and a range of other services to help kids and families connect with community.

📍 Coolangatta
💻 Website
📱 Facebook Page 

 

Gold Coast Health - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Wellbeing

Gold Coast Health is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. They strive to provide visible, culturally safe, and capable care to improve health outcomes for these communities.

When patients visit any of their hospitals or facilities, they are asked if they are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. This question helps them to offer the most appropriate care tailored to individual needs with services such as, free discharge medication, health checks and support from Indigenous health workers.

Their website offers more information about their services, programs, and models of care specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

📍 Gold Coast Hospitals and Centres – see here to view.
💻 Website

 

Other resources:

13YARN

If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN on 13 92 76 (24 hours/7 days) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.

 

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