Return to Country

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

Street Address

1 East Ridge Drive, Chirnside Park VIC 3116

 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Ph: (03) 8727 0200

 

Street Address

Level 2, 1 - 7 Langhorne Street, Dandenong VIC 3175

 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Mail Address

PO Box 7052 Dandenong VIC 3175

 

Ph: (03) 9108 3500

Fax: (03) 9108 3597

 

Street Address

Suite 4 - 6, 108 - 120 Young Street, Frankston VIC 3199

 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Ph: (03) 8796 0700

 

Street Address

21 Hazelwood Road, Morwell VIC 3840

 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Mail Address

PO Box 39 Morwell VIC 3840

 

Ph: (03) 5135 6055

 

Street Address

340 Bell Street Preston VIC 3072


Mail Address

PO Box 494 Northcote Plaza


Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


Ph: (03) 9287 8800
Fax: (03) 9287 8999
Email: vacca@vacca.org

 

Street Address

75 - 79 Watton Street, Werribee VIC 3030

 

Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Ph: (03) 9742 8300

 

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 of Country, click here.