Welcome to Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) represents Traditional Owners from the Brataualung, Brayakaulung, Brabralung, Krauatungalung and Tatungalung family clans, who were recognised in the Native Title Consent Determination, made under the new Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010, the first such agreement under that Act.
GLaWAC is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) for the Gunaikurnai people and claim area, as outlined in the agreement, providing joint management of 10 parks and reserves within the State.
GLaWAC is the Registered Aboriginal Party for the Gunaikurnai claim area, as decided by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council under the Aboriginal Heritage Act, 2006.
GLaWAC has a membership of more than 600 Traditional Owners, all of whom have proven their ancestral links to one of 25 Apical Ancestors registered in the Native Title Consent Determination.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. GLaWAC welcomes feedback from family and community members regarding our use of images.
Latest News & Events
Have you visited the Shoreline Drive precinct between Paradise Beach and Seaspray in the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park? Did you know it's one of the joint managed areas that GLaWAC and Parks Victoria share responsibility for? We're currently completing a cultural...
Looking for something to read over the weekend? Why don't you check out the latest issue of GLaWAC News? Read about the women working on Country, deadly artwork in the Valley, our historic water win and the Bogong moth find that's helping us better understand how the...
Cloggs Cave near Buchan has been known to Gunaikurnai people for thousands of years but recently our RAP crew have been trying to understand how long ago the Old People visited the site and what they did there. Working in partnership with the Monash Indigenous Studies...