21 Sep 2021 Media Release

Delivering a permanent home for Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

The Victorian Government is supporting Aboriginal Victorians in Melbourne’s east with a permanent home for a vital community organisation, and modern facilities for future generations to enjoy for years to come.

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place provides a culturally safe and inclusive space for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to come together for a variety of cultural activities and programs that incorporate art, music, language and storytelling.

The Government is providing almost $4.5 million to allow the organisation to purchase the building it is housed in, and carry out critical repairs.

This will ensure Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place can continue to provide essential services to Community from their headquarters in Paterson Street, Ringwood East.

A community controlled Aboriginal organisation that is committed to retaining, promoting, and strengthening cultural identity, Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place has been providing a safe space for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to participate in cultural activities and connect since 2005.

Funding for Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place has been made available through our investment in the Priority Infrastructure and Cultural Heritage Protection for Aboriginal Victorians.

Quote attributable to Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place will benefit immensely from permanently securing its home and upgrading it, so it meets community need for generations to come.”

Quote attributable to Dustin Halse MP, Member for Ringwood

“This funding ensures Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place has the facilities they need to continue delivering their vital services that have been vital to Community, especially throughout the pandemic.”

Quote attributable to Sonja Terpstra MP, Member for the Eastern Metropolitan Region

“Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place is so important to Victoria’s Aboriginal community in the Eastern Metro region. To have the certainty of a permanent home will allow them to look ahead and plan for the future.”