Community engagement


Leadership programs

How and why do we support leadership?

Leadership roles within the Aboriginal community and the wider Victorian community are taken up by people and organisations in a variety of ways. Good leadership is important in creating social, cultural and community strength and vitality.

We support leadership development, including:

  • support for current leaders
  • encouragement and development of emerging leaders
  • fostering and inspiring potential leaders.

What leadership programs are available?

Our leadership programs include:

The Aboriginal Honour Roll also showcases Aboriginal Victorians who have made a lasting contribution to society.

Leadership programs for under 25s

There are also some programs specifically for young Aboriginal Victorians.

Koorie Youth Council

The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal young people in Victoria. Guided by an Executive of 15 Aboriginal young people and state-wide members, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocates to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal young people. By hosting events like the annual Koorie Youth Summit, KYC brings Aboriginal young people together to amplify their voices for social change.

Members gain new skills to develop ideas into real projects that can influence Aboriginal youth and the broader Aboriginal community in Victoria.

Become the voice to influence the government and community on issues relating to Aboriginal Youth.

Find out more about the Koorie Youth Council.

Ricci Marks Young Aboriginal Achiever Award

This award is to recognise Aboriginal Victorians who have achieved in the fields of training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership.

Find out more about the Ricci Marks Young Aboriginal Achiever Award.