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Aboriginal Children's Forum

The Victorian Aboriginal Children’s Forum is a representative Forum of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, the community sector and Government, established to drive the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people in, or at risk of entering, out of home care.

The forum aims to progress self-determination for Aboriginal people and address the over representation of Aboriginal children in out of home care by delivering on the priorities of the Koorie Kids: Growing Strong in their Culture.


  • Jenny Mikakos MLC, Minister for Families and Children; Minister for Youth Affairs (Chair)
  • Rotating Co-Chair - CEO from an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO)
  • CEOs from Victorian ACCOs
  • Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Dandenong & District Aborigines Co-operative Limited
  • Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Gunditjmara Aboriginal Co-operative Limited
  • Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS)
  • Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation
  • Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
  • Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation
  • Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
  • Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative
  • Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
  • Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People
  • Deputy Secretary, Operations, DHHS
  • Deputy Secretaries of the East, South, North and West Divisions of DHHS
  • Deputy Secretary, Community Participation, Health and Wellbeing, DHHS
  • Deputy Secretary, Community Services Programs and Design, DHHS
  • Deputy Secretary, Portfolio Strategy and Reform, DHHS
  • Director, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing, DHHS
  • Deputy Secretary, DET
  • Executive Director, Koorie Outcomes, DET
  • Executive Director, Aboriginal Victoria, DPC
  • Chair, Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance
  • Executive Officer, Aboriginal Children and Young People’s Alliance
  • CEO, The Centre for Excellence in Children and Family Welfare (The Centre)
  • CEOs of selected CSOs working in OOHC (nomination managed through The Centre)
  • Manager, Koorie Youth Council

Other government departments, relevant Ministers, peak bodies and community organisations will be invited to address specific issues/priorities as required.

Contact us

For any additional enquiries, please email: fv.consultations@dpc.vic.gov.au