Relationships & Stakeholders

Oonah recognises that its success as an organisation and capacity to bring coordinated services to Aboriginal community members of the Yarra Valley will be reliant on the quality of the partnerships it forges. Partnerships may be formed to support:

  • Direct delivery of services from and by Oonah
  • Co-delivery of services with Oonah
  • Sharing of the Oonah Belonging Place space, and/or other facilities and resources
  • Promotion of information and available supports across the service landscape
  • Development of service providers for culturally inclusive, culturally competent delivery
  • Quality, ethical research and data gathering to inform service delivery
  • Policy development and decision-making
  • Advocacy for the needs and interests of the Community
  • Reconciliation and social/community building activities

The Department of Health and the Department of Planning and Community Development  provided seed funding to establish HICSA.

HICSA Partnerships & Collaborations Examples Include:

Commonwealth and Federal

  • Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet



  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Department of Justice & Community Safety
  • Swinburne University
  • Aboriginal Victoria


Local Government

  • Yarra Ranges Council



  • Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
  • RE Ross Trust
  • Towards a Just Society
  • Koondee Woonga-Gat Toor-rong



  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Woor-Dungin, Indigenous Philanthropy


  • Eastern Community Legal Centre Inc
  • Wandoon Estate
  • Foodbank Victoria
  • Inspiro Community Health
  • EACH
  • SecondBite
  • Woor-Dungin
  • Wurun Child and Family Place
  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Coles Healesville
  • Centrelink
  • Carrington Health
  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • Red Cross
  • Women’s Health East

Plus many more…