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Directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Services

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) - aims to achieve culturally appropriate justice for Aboriginal people and communities.
Location: 7/9 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601.
Phone: 02 6249 8488

The Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (ATSIA) is the leader on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in the ACT Government, and the business unit within the Community Services Directorate that is empowered to monitor and hold business units to account on 'Closing the Gap'.

Phone: 6207 9784 - OATSIA

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group (the Group) provides advice to the ACT Government on education and training matters that affect Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, parents and communities.

To contact the Group, please email

The Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) is the national body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists in Australia.

AIPA is committed to improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by leading the change required to deliver equitable, accessible, sustainable, timely and culturally competent  psychological care which respects and promotes their cultural integrity.

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation - provides a variety of support services to young Indigenous people in the ACT region.
Location: Grattan Court, Wanniassa, ACT 2903.
Phone: (02) 6296 8900

13YARN (phone13 92 76) is a national crisis support line for First Nations people who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. The program offers a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This program has been developed in collaboration with Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia and is run by First Nations people.

ACT & SNSW HealthPathways provides information on the assessment, management and referral options available in ACT and SNSW for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services Directory and Mental Health Referrals.

Ngunnawal Centre - has been functioning since 1995 as the focal point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders studying at the University of Canberra.

The Ngunnawal Centre assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students:

  • providing emotional and spiritual support
  • applying for financial assistance
  • with study support and free tuition
  • with leadership development services
  • navigating placement and internship requirements and opportunities
  • by celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through events on campus.

General enquires can be emailed to

The Ngunnawal Centre is located on the Ground floor, UC Lodge, Telita Street, University of Canberra, Bruce ACT 2617.

United Ngunnawal Elders Council - advises the ACT Chief Minister on issues, policies and programs related to the needs of the Ngunnawal people.
The ACT Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (OA&TSIA) provides funding to assist the council’s meetings.
Please contact OA&TSIA on (02) 6207 9784 or by e-mail at for further details.
Correspondence for UNEC should be addressed as follows:
United Ngunnawal Elders Council
C/- Office for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2600 ORStreet Address:
Level 3, 11 Moore Street
Canberra City ACT 2601.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services (WNAHCS) is an Aboriginal community controlled primary health care service operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the ACT.

Wellmob: Healing our way. Social, emotional and cultural wellbeing online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.