ILBIJERRI, Australia’s leading and longest-running Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company, is currently seeking a new Executive Producer to provide strong leadership as their team continues to deliver a large-scale program of new works and national and international touring.

ILBIJERRI is one of Woor-Dungin’s alumni partners.

The Executive Producer role is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and financial management of the company and its staff, while maintaining a clear focus on the company’s long-term strategic growth and direction under the organisation’s business plan.

The Executive Producer oversees the implementation of the company’s artistic program and coordination of artistic funding submissions and acquittal of program funds. The role is also responsible for overseeing the general coordination of market development and promotion of the company both nationally and internationally.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander/First Nations applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.


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Woor-Dungin’s latest Income Generation and Resources Group workshop was held on 13 July.

The session, generously hosted by Ashurst in Melbourne, brought together Woor-Dungin staff and volunteers, representatives from each of Woor-Dungin’s six Aboriginal community-controlled partner organisations, and guest speakers from philanthropy.

Income Generation and Resources Group workshops are held quarterly and provide an opportunity for our partner organisations to establish or consolidate respectful and effective relationships with philanthropic grant-makers, pro bono service providers and student-placement supervisors.

At the same time the sessions provide philanthropics and pro bonos an opportunity to promote their organisations in a respectful and effective way to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations.

Fostering respectful relationships among Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, philanthropic funders and pro bono service providers is one of Woor-Dungin’s key programmatic areas and, more fundamentally, one of the cornerstones of our organisation.

Presenting at the workshop were Anita Hopkins, Executive Officer of The Jack Brockhoff Foundation, Kirsty Allen, Program Manager at Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation, John Spierings, Executive Officer of Reichstein Foundation, and committee members from the Towards a Just Society Fund, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation.

Also presenting were Peng Seong Ng, a student on placement at Woor-Dungin, and Paul O’Shea, Woor-Dungin’s Respectful Relationships Working Group convenor, who together presented Peng Seong’s research on pro bono service providers.

Woor-Dungin established the Income Generation and Resource Group program in direct response to our partner organisations’ requests for support in sourcing philanthropic funding. Previous presenters have included Shane Austin from RACV Community Foundation, Rachel Kerry from CAGES Foundation and Carolyn Munckton from Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust.

The next Income Generation and Resources Group session will be held in October.

Read more about the Respectful Relationships program and the Aboriginal Partnership Program.

HICSA CRDP fact sheet launch, 14 June 2017. (L-R) Wurundjeri Elder Kim Wandin, Woor-Dungin EO Christa Momot, HICSA CEO Anne Jenkins and Anita Koochew from Eastern Community Legal Centre

HICSA criminal record fact sheet launch, 14 June 2017. (L-R) Wurundjeri Elder Kim Wandin, Woor-Dungin EO Christa Momot, HICSA CEO Anne Jenkins and Eastern Community Legal Centre’s Anita Koochew


On 14 June a series of criminal record fact sheets were launched at Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, based at Healesville in the beautiful Yarra Valley.

The fact sheets were produced by Woor-Dungin’s Criminal Record Discrimination Project team, in collaboration with our Aboriginal partner organisations, in response to our partners’ requests for plain-language fact sheets to inform members of their communities with a criminal record of their rights and responsibilities under current legislation when it comes to getting a job, joining a board, getting insurance and other situations they might face.

Following the Melbourne launch of the fact sheets in September 2016, a number of Woor-Dungin’s partners have launched or will launch locally branded versions for their respective communities.

You can download and read the Melbourne metro versions of the fact sheets here.

IFIP Pacific Regional Hui, Otaki, NZ 8-9 May 2017


On 9 May Woor-Dungin presented a session at the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples’ Pacific Regional Hui (‘gathering’) in Otaki, New Zealand, titled ‘How can philanthropy walk with us? A key to successful philanthropy with Aboriginal communities’.

Woor-Dungin’s presenters spoke about what philanthropy can do to work more effectively with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to build respectful relationships and ensure successful outcomes. Central to this is the concept of dadirri, or ‘deep listening’ – listening with all the senses.

The message to philanthropy was summed up in the following simple but powerful words:

“Walk with us.
Not in front of us, not behind us, and definitely not over us.”

‘How can philanthropy walk with us?’ was received with great interest by the other presenters and by representatives of philanthropy in the audience. It was reportedly one of the highlights of the hui.

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) is the only global donor affinity group dedicated solely to Indigenous peoples around the world. The New Zealand hui was one of 14 major conferences IFIP has organised over the past 17 years, bringing thousands of donors and Indigenous leaders together.

Woor-Dungin’s Executive Officer, Christa Momot, was on the hui’s organising committee.

  • Watch a recording of ‘How can philanthropy walk with us? A key to successful philanthropy with Aboriginal communities’ here
  • Read more about IFIP here
  • Read more about Woor-Dungin’s Respectful Relationships program here

Photo of hui participants courtesy of IFIP Pacific Regional Hui’s Facebook page.

MDAS logoMDAS logo_text Bouverie Centre


Thirteen staff from Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) have recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Family Therapy.

MDAS is one of Woor-Dungin’s Aboriginal partner organisations.

The one-year course was delivered by Alison Elliott and Fiona McIlwaine from the Indigenous Program at the Bouverie Centre. The Bouverie Centre is a key stakeholder in Woor-Dungin’s Aboriginal Community Worker Support Program.

The successful graduates work in MDAS’ family services, social and emotional wellbeing, and executive teams at Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang and Robinvale. They attended a graduation ceremony at the Mildura campus of Latrobe University on 21 April.

Click here for MDAS’s website and here for their latest newsletter.