Bara Barang Corporation

Empowering Aboriginal Young People

Bara Barang is an Aboriginal Central Coast Corporation providing innovative programs, events, and services to engage Aboriginal people and especially youth.

We aim to create a self-determined and empowered community to improve school retention, build leadership and promote vocational learning and employment opportunities, all within a culturally relevant context.

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council

Improving the health and wellbeing of the community

The Darkinjung LALC since its creation under the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW ALR Act) has been located on the Central Coast of New South Wales its boundaries stretch from Catherine Hill Bay to the North, Hawkesbury River to the South, Pacific Ocean to the East and Watagan Mountains to the West.

Darkinjung LALC has constantly focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the community. The Council achieves this objective by implementing policies and procedures through the operational functions of an Aboriginal Land Council, and in accordance with the NSW ALR Act.

The following core operational functions of Darkinjung LALC will allow the organisation to focus, develop and grow our business:

  • Community Participation and Wellbeing
  • Culture, Heritage and Environment
  • Governance and Operations
  • Business and Economic Development

Gudjagang Ngara Ii-dhi Aboriginal Corporation

Transformation through Connections

Gudjagang Ngara li-dhi Aboriginal Corporation has been established since 2013. It is a not for profit Aboriginal community organisation committed to:

Providing quality and supportive programs and services that empower the lives of our young Aboriginal children, young people and families living in Darkinyung Country.

Providing programs that offer positive opportunities for inclusion in relationships, community experiences and activities, connections through country, spirituality and culture that promote a true sense of belonging and happiness.

Building partnerships to enhance service delivery to children and families.

Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation

Family support, Stolen generations

Mingaletta is the only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community hub based in the Umina and Woy Woy area ofthe Central Coast.

Our not for profit hub provides access to a range of community-based activities, programs and services including health, welfare and educational programs aimed at improving the quality of life for our people. 

At Mingaletta, Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander people are welcome to be a part of a community and celebrate their culture.

As a proud member of Barang, Mingaletta is working with other organisations of the Central Coast to empower Aboriginal people through a unified voice.

NAISDA Dance College

Changing the future of Indigenous Creative Learning

Since 1976, NAISDA has nurtured the cultural and artistic development of thousands of Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander students; keeping culture strong and empowering First Nations peoples and communities through training, skills and careers. 

From a small, inner-Sydney dance workshop, NAISDA became the birthplace of Bangarra Dance Theatre and today has evolved into Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts training organisation.

NAISDA offers full-time, nationally-accredited education and qualifications in dance and performance for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 to 26. Our unique teaching model has been developed in powerful partnership with Communities, Elders and Cultural Tutors. Their guidance and sharing of cultural knowledge and practice places culture at the core of the NAISDA curriculum.

Our national home is on Darkinjung Country in regional NSW, and our connections reach out across Indigenous Australia to the many communities of our student cohort, Elders and Cultural Tutors.

The Glen Centre

Central Coast Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centre

In 1994, Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation was registered (and set up The Glen). Since that date it has been an example of the triumph of the Koori and the human spirit. The Glen is evidence that dreams can come true.

The Glen is proud to be a Central Coast based service that provides Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation opportunities for men (Indigenous and non-Indigenous from all over NSW).

The founding motivation for The Glen was the suffering of the community at the hands of drugs and alcohol addiction. The Glen was and still is today, especially interested in trying to get men (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) out of the criminal justice system and into treatment for their drug or alcohol addiction (which causes the offending behaviours).

Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services

Empowering the Aboriginal community on Darkinjung Country

For over 26 years, Eleanor Duncan has been providing integrated primary health care to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community on the Central Coast, Darkinjung Country. Eleanor Duncan provides holistic care which is underpinned by health not just being the physical wellbeing of an individual, it includes the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of the entire community.

Eleanor Duncan provides comprehensive and culturally responsive primary health care, dental care and a range of social, emotional and wellbeing services as well as a range of targeted community and family-based programs to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our community. Eleanor Duncan offers 32 programs to support the physical, mental, social and cultural needs of our community through the different stages of life.

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