CDO Shepparton

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The Bert Willams Aboriginal Youth Services (BWAYS) and is a service of and managed by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited (VACSAL). BWAYS has been operatin since the late 1970’s and has been funded through various Victorian Government operated the service and in 1984 the operation of the service was transferred to VACSAL.

Some of these partnerships/programs are:

Lullas Children and Family Services

Bangerang Cultural Centre

Black Eagles Basketball Club

Cummeragunga Football and Netball Club

Goulburn Valley Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group

Footprints In Time

Greater Shepparton Suicide Prevention Network

Shepparton Local Aboriginal Network

We also assist with finding and applying for funding for groups and clubs who have a strong focus on Aboriginal participation. These funding grants have enabled many groups to participate in many events. For example:

Black Eagles Basketball Club to attend tournaments and participate in the local domestic basketball association

Bangerang Cultural Centre to hold a weekly Men’s Cultural and Well Being Group with a focus on family violence and Men’s Health

Cummeragunja Women’s Football Team to participate in the Inaugural Aboriginal Women’s AFL Carnival. This carnival was held in November 2017 and games played at the Richmond Football Club.

Cummeragunja Local Aboriginal Land Council: assisted in submitting funding and grants to upgrade the community hall and historic school building. These buildings are important to many Aboriginal people in Victoria especially those who have a cultural connection to the area. The school is currently being developed to include a garden where community members can use for reflection and remembrance particularly after sorry business.

Our goals for the community are to find funding for the following activities

Youth Resilience Camps

Aboriginal Women’s AFL Carnival

Womens and Mens Cultural Programs


Address: 31 Rowe Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

Contact Person: Nicole Atkinson