About Us


Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website includes images or names of people who have since passed away.

The Board of Management and Staff of the Koorie Heritage Trust acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are located, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation.

Our Vision

To live in a society where Aboriginal culture and history are a fundamental part of Victorian life.

Our Purpose

To promote, support and celebrate the continuing journey of the Aboriginal people of South Eastern Australia.

Our Motto

Gnokan Danna Murra Kor-ki
give me your hand my friend

The clasped black and white hands in our logo reflect our belief that, through education and promotion, we can raise awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of Koorie culture and work towards the broader goal of reconciliation for all Australians.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Reciprocity
  • Curiosity

Our Work

We offer a range of programs and services including the only public collection in Victoria dedicated solely to Koorie art and culture comprising artefacts, pictures and photographs as well as an Oral History Program and a Reference Library; cross cultural awareness training and tours; exhibitions; a Koorie Family History Service; and a retail shop.


We are endorsed as a deductible gift recipient and continue to receive generous funding support from bequests, private donors, foundations and trusts, and from government grants and corporate sponsorship.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the ongoing support of our government partners.

The Koorie Heritage Trust is an accredited museum under the Museums Australia Museum Accreditation Program.

As a member of the Indigenous Art Code, we also support the Code and its principles and adhere to the Code's requirements in conducting our business.

Image top: Peter Bennett, 2015.