Relationships & Stakeholders

HICSA recognises that its success as an organisation and capacity to bring coordinated services to Aboriginal community members of the Yarra Valley will be reliant on the quality of the partnerships it forges. Partnerships may be formed to support:

  • Direct delivery of services from and by HICSA
  • Co-delivery of services with HICSA
  • Sharing of the HICSA space, and/or other facilities and resources
  • Promotion of information and available supports across the service landscape
  • Development of service providers for culturally inclusive, culturally competent delivery
  • Quality, ethical research and data gathering to inform service delivery
  • Policy development and decision-making
  • Advocacy for the needs and interests of the community
  • Reconciliation and social/community building activities

The Department of Health and the Department of Planning and Community Development  provided seed funding to establish HICSA.

HICSA Partnerships & Collaborations Examples Include:

Commonwealth and Federal

  • Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • Department of Minister and Cabinet



  • Department of Health & Human Services
  • Department of Justice & Regulation
  • Swinburne University
  • Aboriginal Victoria


Local Government

  • Yarra Ranges Council



  • Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
  • RE Ross Trust
  • Towards a Just Society



  • Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Woor-Dungin, Indigenous Philanthropy


  • Boorndawan Willum Aboriginal Healing Service
  • Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
  • Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
  • Eastern Community Legal Centre Inc
  • Wandoon Estate
  • Foodbank Victoria
  • Inspiro Community Health
  • EACH
  • SecondBite
  • Woor-Dungin
  • Wurun Child and Family Place
  • Victoria Legal Aid
  • Coles Healesville
  • Energy Australia
  • Centrelink
  • Carrington Health
  • Cire Services
  • Healesville Living and Learning Centre
  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • Uniting
  • Women’s Health East
  • Eastern Health
  • CAAMA Radio
    • (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association)
  • 3Kool n Deadly Indigenous Radio

Plus many more…