YABUN RESOURCE CENTRE

WELCOME TO THE YABUN RESOURCE CENTRE. 

A HUGE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 

RESOURCE CENTRE 

Along with our partners, City West and Bridge Housing, SGCH is committed to providing a great experience for our Aboriginal customers.

Tabatha Dantoine is our Aboriginal Affordable Housing Engagement Coordinator. Tabatha works with the community to promote affordable housing options for Aboriginal people across Sydney.

You can contact Tabatha at tabatha.dantoine@sgch.com.au
or call her on 0412 158 018 to find out more about affordable housing in your area and how you can apply.

Join the next generation of Australian storytellers at the nation’s premier screen arts and broadcast school. AFTRS offers a range of degree programs – Bachelor of Arts Screen Production, Master of Arts Screen, Master of Arts Screen and Business and the Graduate Diploma in Radio – and short courses. Visit aftrs.edu.au for more information.

Bridge Housing is a community housing organisation with a vibrant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident community. We own and source some 3,500 social and affordable homes across Sydney for 5,600 people on low-to-moderate incomes or experiencing homelessness and support them to sustain their tenancies.

We celebrate, involve and create opportunities for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents through initiatives including: our Reconciliation Action Plan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tenant Advisory Group, Bridge to Work employment program, and our partnership and investment with SGCH and City West Housing in an Aboriginal Affordable Housing Engagement Coordinator.

WorkFocus Australia is a national allied health service provider which provides assistance to people who have sustained injuries whilst at work or in motor vehicle accidents. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first national occupational service provider to provide a culturally sensitive service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

WorkFocus Australia’s Aboriginal return to work (RTW) service has been developed to provide culturally sensitive support to Aboriginal community groups and organisations. The service also aims to spread educational awareness across our workforce and personal injury industries. As well as being able to access all our other programs and services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers who are navigating a workplace injury or illness can reach into their rich and unique culture to overcome the challenges of recovering and returning to work.

For more information regarding how we can provide you with assistance, please visit our website.

For assistance with your workplace or motor vehicle accident injury, call us on 1300 570 181 or send an email to help@workfocus.com. 

Photo courtesy of Wayne Quilliam. 
Can we help you build your library with books featuring Indigenous authors and illustrators? The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) offers a delightful selection of books for children and young adults plus tote bags and t-shirts.

Our special Build Your Library promotion includes four beautiful books suitable for early learners to primary students, plus a complimentary Map of Indigenous Australia and FREE postage.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is a national not-for-profit charity with a vision of equity of opportunity for remote Indigenous children and families. 

Are you having problems with your phone or internet? Contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. They’re like a footy umpire, they make sure everyone’s playing fair and they don’t take sides. Contact the TIO on 1800 062 058 or at tio.com.au.

Check out our merchandise for educators, community & allies to promote understanding and a more truthful, just and equitable NSW. Reconciliation NSW are proud to supply an Uluru Statement supporter shirt, NSW Aboriginal Languages and Nations Map Puzzle + so much more on their site!

The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation providing free legal support for our mob for over 50 years. If you need legal advice for police and court matters, family issues or children’s care and protection, we’re here to help. We also support Aboriginal people in Western NSW and Greater Sydney to deal with tenancy matters and avoid eviction. During the Disability Royal Commission, we are also part of Your Story Disability Legal Support, a free national service for people wanting to share their experiences of life with disability.

For help with police and court, call us on 1800 765 767. For issues around family and kids, call us on 1800 733 233. For anything else, give our head office a ring on (02) 9213 4100. 

FREE RESOURCES: 

ACON is New South Wales leading community-based health organisation with a focus on creating opportunities for people of diverse genders and sexualities to live their healthiest lives. ACON has a strong focus on HIV prevention and support.

ACON’s Aboriginal Project is here to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are LGBT+, including our Brotherboys and Sistergirls and people living with HIV.

We support our community through dedicated programs and services including: peer education, mental health, safety and inclusion, alcohol and other drugs, domestic and family violence.

 
ReachOut is the most-accessed online mental health service for young people and their families in Australia. Our trusted self-help information, peer-support program and referral tools save lives by helping young people be well and stay well. The information we offer families makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.

 
WHOS provides therapeutic community residential programs aimed at achieving recovery from alcohol and other drug dependence, incorporating harm reduction and co-existing mental health initiatives. WHOS has culturally diverse programs with 20% of admissions annually identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Since 2018 WHOS has been able to fund Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement workers to enhance the culturally inclusive program provided WHOS clients and to facilitate better connections with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

 
The NSW Electoral Commission runs elections for the Parliament of NSW and local governments across the state. Have your say on issues affecting your community at the NSW Local Government elections in September 2021. There are also opportunities to work at a polling place on election day. Enrol to vote, update your details and sign up for a free reminder on our website.

 The NSW Ombudsman can help you with complaints about NSW government agencies, including schools, TAFE and Universities, Aboriginal Land Councils & local councils, OOHC, Housing, Juvenile Justice and Correctional Services and some community service providers.

Our role is to make sure these agencies and their staff do their jobs properly and meet their responsibilities to the Aboriginal community.

Got A Complaint? - NSW Ombudsman

We provide a free, fair and independent dispute resolution service for all electricity and gas customers in New South Wales, and some water customers.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NSW


We provide a confidential enquiry service. We investigate and conciliate discrimination complaints. We engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organizations. We provide community information sessions about anti-discrimination laws and our services

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre is a state-wide Aboriginal community controlled legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, children and youth (males 15 and under). We specialise in working with victims-survivors of violence.

We provide free confidential legal advice, information, referrals and casework and referrals in relation to issues such as domestic violence and AVOS, adult and child sexual assault, family law, debt, discrimination and child protection matters. We do not provide legal advice on criminal matters.

Our telephone information line operates Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 9am – 5pm. Our legal advice line operates Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri from 10am – 4pm. Our contact number is (02) 9569 3847 or 1800 686 587 (free call).

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) runs all Australian federal elections and referendums. Your vote is your voice on the laws and decisions that affect you and your community. By voting in elections, you have the opportunity to choose the person who you think will best represent your views in the Parliament. At election time, you will vote for a person to represent your area (known as an electorate) in the House of Representatives. You will also vote for senators who will represent your state or territory in the Senate.

The AEC is encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply to work on election day and throughout the election period. There are paid temporary roles available before, on or after election day. It’s easy to apply and training is provided.