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

Victorian Goldfields

Your voice is important. GLaWAC receives numerous exploration licence applications every year for exploration on Gunaikurnai native title-determined land. Under the Native Title Act, GLaWAC has a right to negotiate agreement terms with a Proponent, but does not have...

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Aboriginal Employment in the spotlight

There was plenty happening on Gunaikurnai Country last week with GLaWAC hosting the third meeting of the Victorian Aboriginal Employment and Economic Council; and a visit from Employment Minister Jaala Pulford MP, together with Sheena Watt MP. Great to hear about the...

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More important research coming out of GLaWAC's Cultural Heritage team with the rediscovery of an important ceremonial ground on Gunaikurnai Country. The site was host to the last young men’s initiation ceremony of the Gunaikurnai back in 1884, witnessed by the...

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