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
Cath Thomas says it right, "Looking after Country has always been part of who we are. It's our Culture, it's everything to us". Cath, together with other GLaWAC staff and Gunaikurnai Elders, features in the 4th episode of Beyond The Fire, reflecting on the events of...
Do you paint, weave or dance? Maybe you carve wood, play music or tell jokes? Our Cultural Hub team are developing a "Community Artist Register" for Koorie artists & specialists to make the most of opportunities to engage in local projects & activities. ...
Country heals us and connects us to our ancestors, our culture and our history. But our mob cannot be healthy when Country is sick which is why it's been so important to get community out and involved in bushfire recovery - reading and healing, connecting and...