We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we live, work and play on and pay respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.

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Our Purpose

To provide culturally appropriate services and to connect and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to become more confident, take control of all aspects of their life and create pathways to a better future

Our Vision

To stimulate positive change, through self-management and self-determination.

Strive to be the Peak Body in our region to deliver engaging programs and events that empower and fulfil community needs. We are a proud, strong, respectful and a culturally centred organisation that has abundant knowledge and skills to enhance and grow cultural programs and services to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members

Our Values


We are culturally proud and promote traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in everything we do.


We empower our Team, Mob, and Community through cultural education and self-determination principals.


We engage the Aboriginal Community with a wide range of stakeholders to work with us to achieve our vision.


We respect our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ancestors, Elders, Community and those that interact with us.


Every decision is made honestly, through transparent and ethical practices and is in the best interest of the Community that we represent.


Our actions are always delivered with understanding, compassion, and genuine objectivity.

Our Story

In 1991 an Aboriginal Student Support Parent Awareness (ASSPA) group was formed with the support and assistance from Wodonga South Primary School.  The first meeting occurred at a community member’s house out the back sitting on the steps having a cuppa tea. In 1992 a group of parents formed a Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (LAECG). It was through conversations between parents and teachers that there was a need to further develop a culturally safe learning space where the children could have assistance with doing their homework. A homework centre was established and was situated in the library at St Monica’s Primary school in Wodonga and the first cultural worker employed was Eddie Kneebone. The LAECG formed a partnership with the Wodonga TAFE to undertake a needs analysis on the educational needs of young people and adults in our community.  The needs analysis provided a number of recommendations, they included: to employ a Koorie coordinator; to establish a Koorie Education Unit and provide specific courses to our community for example, A Certificate in Community Development & Management and a Certificate in Child Care.

The LAECG began to develop relevant programs to suitably meet the needs of the Local Aboriginal Community. Small grants provided the opportunity to start a newsletter called the ‘message stick’ which was made up every month by a number of volunteers to spread the word of what was happening in the community; a hobby art course was established and an Advisory Committee was formed to work towards becoming a corporation. There was a number of community gatherings, meetings and conversations regarding the naming of the corporation and having a logo that identified this area.  There were many names put forward for consideration but the community members supported the corporation to be known as ‘Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation’ (MAC).  However, the community members voted to seek endorsement from Pastor Cecil Grant, (Wiradjuri Elder) prior it officially being named ‘Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation’. Another significant part of this story was the development of the MAC logo. A competition was held to have a logo design. At one of the regular community meetings community members voted on the logo they thought represented this area and the logo story. The artist’s names were not disclosed to after the competition winner was announced. The winner of the logo competition was Pettina Love

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) was then formally Incorporated on the Twenty-Seventh Day September 1994 – (27th Sep 94). The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs officially Launched Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation. MAC was the first Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the Wodonga area. The aim of the corporation was to provide a healthy and proud community through motivation, education and cultural acknowledgment and giving a sense of belonging and ownership. The Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporation (VAEAI) assisted and guided the Advisory Committee through the process to be a registered corporation with the Office of Registrar Indigenous Corporations (ORIC).