Aboriginal + Torres Strait Islander community
Many Aboriginal people in Victoria enjoy good or excellent health.
However, historical and ongoing environmental, economic and social inequalities have often resulted in poorer health outcomes for many Aboriginal people.
Care that centres on the person, the family and community lies at the heart of good Aboriginal health service delivery, early intervention and prevention. It is locally developed, culturally informed and empowers Aboriginal people to make the best choices about their health.
Accessing sexual and reproductive health care
If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or are advocating on behalf of an Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander person, 1800 My Options can help you find culturally appropriate sexual and reproductive healthcare.
- Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
VAHS provides a range of medical, dental and social services for Victorian indigenous communities.
03 9419 3000
186 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
- Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
VACCHO provides health service advocacy, focusing on the specific needs and requirements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
- Koori Maternity Services
The Koori Maternity Services program offers flexible, inclusive, culturally appropriate pregnancy and postnatal care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Victoria.
Djirra provides both telephone and face-to-face legal and non-legal support to Aboriginal people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence.
- Black Rainbow
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy (LGBQTI+SB) organisation, supporting positive health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian LGBQTI+SB* with an original focus on suicide prevention