Return to Country

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Our Return to Country program facilitates Aboriginal children in care in Victoria (foster care, kinship care, residential care or leaving care) to visit the country of their language or clan groups.

Travelling with a VACCA support worker, the Return to County is part of the young person’s cultural plan and the trip includes all activities, accommodation, meals and travel and may include travel outside of Victoria. This enables the young person to fully immerse into culture and learn about their ancestral connections.

We offer

Young people who live in care or who are leaving care have the opportunity to travel to their home country to experience their culture and country first hand

Visit sacred sites, share knowledge and learnings about songs, stories, art, tracks, places, landforms, plants, animals and natural resources.

Learn from Elders and relatives about the significance of their heritage, stories, totems and clan and family obligations

Foster long lasting connections with extended family, including siblings.

Get started

Get in touch today to learn more about how we arrange a Return to Country for a young person in care in Victoria.

Locations

NORTHERN
Preston
340 Bell Street
Preston Victoria 3072
Ph: 03 9480 7300

SOUTHERN
Dandenong
Level 2, 26 McCrae St
Dandenong VIC 3175
Ph: 03 9701 4200

Morwell
25-27 Rintoull Street
Morwell VIC 3840
Ph: 03 5135 6055

Frankston
Suite 4-6, 108-120 Young Street
Frankston VIC 3199
Ph: 03 8796 0700

EASTERN
Chirnside Park
20 Fletcher Road
Chirnside Park VIC 3116
Ph: 03 8727 0200

WESTERN
Werribee
75-79 Watton Street
Werribee VIC 3030
Ph: 03 9742 8300

Melton
43 Bakery Square
Melton VIC 3337
Ph: 03 8746 2776

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement to Country, click here.