The City of Casey has so many amazing people doing amazing things. Don’t miss this opportunity to recognise their efforts and achievements. Challenge yourself to nominate this year!

The Casey Australia Day Awards have been proudly celebrating remarkable Casey citizens since 1981. Every year, when our nation celebrates Australia Day, Casey celebrates the achievements and contributions of eminent Casey citizens at the Casey Australia Day Awards. Nominations for the 2017 Casey Australia Day awards are now open.

The Awards profile leading citizens, either professional or voluntary, who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their achievements and challenge us to make our own contribution to creating a better Casey.

The Casey Australia Day Awards provides Casey residents with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud in five categories: Citizen, Young Citizen, Senior Citizen, Sportsperson and Non-resident of the Year.  Nominations for these categories close Sunday 30 October 2016.

All eligible nominees and award recipients are acknowledged and celebrated at a formal function on Australia Day, Thursday 26 January 2017 at the Casey Australia Day Awards.

Nominators can be Casey residents, ratepayers or work in the City of Casey. If you need assistance with your online nomination or further information please call Council’s Community Support Team on 9705 5200

Guidelines and online nomination forms can found at www.casey.vic.gov.au/cada

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Are you interested in becoming a trained mediator?

Vic Aboriginal Justice Agreement logoThe Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria is offering a workshop to Koori people in the South East metro region. It will be useful to those who are interested in mediation, who use mediation skills in their work or personal life or are interested in becoming a trained and accredited mediator. The session is open to all of the community.

When: Wednesday 27 July, 2016 from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Where:  City of Casey, Aboriginal Gathering Place, 20 Agonis Street, Doveton, VIC 3177

This is a free workshop, but registration is essential to secure your place …. numbers are limited.
See flyer for contacts: Koori mediation training 2016 flyer


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Foster carers needed

vacca-logoThe Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency is seeking expressions of interest from carers who believe they can make a positive difference in the life of a child or young person. 

Foster care at VACCA is about providing Aboriginal children and young people with a positive and nurturing family life experience that will support their cultural, social and emotional development.

If you can provide a safe, nurturing and culturally sensitive environment, please contact VACCA to register your interest. For more info including contacts, the Foster Carer Information Booklet and how to complete an expression of interest visit the VACCA website or call 03 9480 7300
or see the VACCA Foster Carer’s flyer: VACCA foster carer flyer 2016

NAIDOC Week 2016: community events around Bass Coast

NAIDOC logo small 2016ICACC member, Bass Coast Shire, has announced these community events to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2016.

  • Bass Coast / South Gippsland Reconciliation Group in conjunction with exhibiting artists is holding an Indigenous art exhibition. Official opening on Friday 1 July (RSVPs essential) and exhibition runs until 28 July. See previous post for details:  NAIDOC Art Exhibition Inverloch
  • Outa Metro Indigenous football / netball round and Long Walk, Sunday 3 July. Keep up-to-date on the Indigenous match Wonthaggi Power vs Leongatha Parrots on Outa Metro Facebook page or see the flyer for details:  Leongatha Parrots vs Wonthaggi Power 2016
  • Ramahyuck flag raising ceremony and family day, Tuesday 5 July. More info in the flyer: Ramahyuck Wonthaggi NAIDOC Flyer 2016
  • Phillip Island Library NAIDOC Week story time, Tuesday 5 July, starts
    11:00 AM.
  • Inverloch Library NAIDOC Week story time, Wednesday 6 July, starts 10:30 AM.
  • Wonthaggi Library NAIDOC Week story time, Thursday 7 July, starts 11:00 AM.
  • Phillip Island & District Historical Society open day with items from the museum’s registered Boonwurrung / Bunurong collection on
    display, Friday 8 July.

More details on all these events including contacts: Bass Coast NAIDOC Week 2016 ED11 178042 Style guide_Logo_colour