Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association Gathering Place
Willum Warrain, in local Boon Wurrung language means ‘Hut by the sea’. It is a gathering place where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders come together to explore their goals, ideas and identity.
The Gathering Place was established in 2014 in Hastings with support from Mornington Peninsula Shire and funding from the Closing the Gap program. Willum Warrain is a whole-of- organisation charity that relies on a combination of volunteers, philanthropic funding and government support to keep its doors open.
Managed by a community-led board, Willum Warrain is a place of hope and healing for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas. It's main strategic focus is cultural strengthening and it is a destination for reconciliation and welcomes visits from the broader community.
Currently the programs running at the Gathering Place include
- Aboriginal Bush Kids Play Program (Wednesdays 10am – 12pm)
- Deadly Kids Program (Thursdays 4.30pm – 6pm)
- Men’s Group (Tuesdays 10am – 2pm)
- Women’s Group (Thursdays 11am – 2pm)
- Community Garden (Fridays 11am – 1pm)
- Big Mob Cook-up (last Friday of every month 11am – 1pm) All members welcome
For more information on programs please contact:
Tel: 03 5979 1391 / 0403 528 034
Address: 10C Pound Road, Hasting 3915