The Aboriginal Water Grants Program is open to the following organisations and individuals:

  • Victorian Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians
  • Aboriginal Groups and their partners who are involved in riverway and, waterway health
  • Victorian members of the Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations, (MLDRIN)
  • Traditional Owner members of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations, (FVTOC)
  • Catchment Management Authorities, (CMAs)
  • Water Corporations, (WC)
  • Grants are open to anyone across Victoria, however strong demonstrable relationships must be evidenced with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians

The application process closed on 7 February 2018.

Five Traditional Owner groups and three CMAs received funding from the grants program in 2017/18.

2018 grant recipients

Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC)

Come along and we will re-water The Ranch billabong

Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Bunurong Barnth

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

Corangamite Aboriginal Water Officer

Djandak (DDW)

Kapa Gatjin (To Know Water)

Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority

Glenelg River Cultural Flows

Gunai Kurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

GLaWAC Water Cultural Mapping 2018

Taungurung restoring water restoring country

Taungurung -Restoring Water, Restoring Country

North Central CMA

Barapa Barapa, Wemba Wemba Water for country