In 2006 the Australian Census showed that there were around 33,500 Indigenous people living in Melbourne and regional Victoria, an increase from 27,800 in 2001. It is estimated that the Indigenous population in 2010 has further risen, to approximately 36,700 people.
Victorian Government Indigenous Affairs Report 2009 - 2010
Doutta Galla Community Health’s service planning process indicates limited numbers of people use our services that identify as Indigenous Australian despite the fact that many Indigenous people have significant health issues.
In order to address this issue, Doutta Galla Community Health commenced a process of consultation with a Western Suburbs Indigenous Gathering Place (WSIGP) to identify local needs and ensure that our services are accessible to indigenous people.
Doutta Galla Community Health is contributing to the WSIGP Health Plan and will be a signatory to the partnership agreement between a number of health providers and the Gathering Place.
Go to the reconcilliation action plan page.