Community Well-being Programs

Community Lunch

We hold a monthly community lunch.  Contact HICSA for the date and time, or you can join our mailing list and we will send you an invitation.  The community lunch is an opportunity to gather, enjoy each other's company, to yarn and celebrate Aboriginal culture, to 'respect, care and share'.


Paving Our Way

This program involves creating and laying clay pavers at Oonah to finish the outdoor sitting area.  The clay pavers will have Aboriginal themes about people and environment and explores the theme of reconciliation and cultural awareness.  Yarra Ranges Council provided funding to support this program.  If you or your organisation would like to be involved, please contact HICSA.

Yarra Ranges Council provided financial support for this program which will be completed June 2014.


Education Bursaries

HICSA has received funding from ‘Towards a Just Society’ for education bursaries.  Education bursaries are available to help with education fees (primary, secondary, TAFE or university), excursions, uniforms or books etc. A selection criteria and limit applies.  Applications for bursaries must be passed by the Board and so please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing.  Contact the HICSA office by phone for an application form.


Coranderrk Festival 2014

After a successful first event, the Coranderrk Festival is on again!!

Saturday 15th March from 12 noon

Unfortunately after a cracker start the event was cancelled due to a freakish rain storm.  We feel we have unfinished business and are gearing up for another fabulous event.

The festival will again bring together community to share and learn about the historic Aboriginal Station.  Music will again be a focus of our entertainment, but we have new ideas in the pipeline!!

Festival Directors Jacqui Wandin & Brooke Collins


Auspice Arrangements

HICSA is able to support non-incorporated Aboriginal groups to access funding to support their programs. Contact HICSA for a copy of our Auspice Policy or talk to a member of staff.  Examples of support offered to the community included auspicing funds to support a local football team, the Evonne Goolagong Sports Foundation and the Elders Association.