Our Aboriginal Health Team provide health services and support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community across northern Melbourne.
They provide a culturally appropriate space through which to link people into services, such as our dental, medical and allied health services.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members are given priority access, which means that we can support you to get the service you need and where possible, get you into the next available appointment.
Services are free for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
To make an appointment, please contact (03) 8470 1111.
In addition to individual services, we offer the following group programs:
Who: People who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander When: Mondays from 10 am to 3 pm Where: East Reservoir Health Centre Cost: Free
“Kooka” is a place for Aboriginal friends and family to come together, have lunch, meet different people and be involved in social activities including outings. We also have regular guest speakers, support from Darebin Community Legal Service, information sharing and support from other services. Transport can be provided.
Contact Fay or Donna on (03) 8470 1111 to join the group.
Who: Women who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander When: Alternate Mondays from 10.30 am to 3 pm Where: Sports Pavilion, Catalina Street, Olympic Reserve, West Heidelberg Cost: Free
Sista Circle is safe place where women create art and craft, talk, share stories of strength, hope, grief and wisdom. A space that offers opportunity to develop art skills through involvement in personal and group projects.
Contact Shelley or Nina on (03) 8470 1111 to join the group.
Who: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders When: Fridays from 10.30am Where: Sports Pavilion, Catalina Street, Olympic Reserve, West Heidelberg Cost: Free
Come along to Barrbunin Beek – Gathering Place where we get together to catch up, cook some food and share fruit and vegetables to take home. Food Share is organised with Banyule Community Health.
Budda Men’s Shed
Who: Men who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander When: Wednesdays, 10am – 3pm Where: East Reservoirs Health Centre Cost: Free
Being part of Budda’s Shed can help you share skills and cultural knowledge with your brothers and improve your physical, spiritual, emotional and mental health. Men of all ages welcome. Hot lunch and transport provided.
Contact Donna or Fay on (03) 8470 1111 to join the group.