Proof of Aboriginality

Your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage is something that is personal to you.

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative can assist you with obtaining your Aboriginality if you are from one of the 16 family groups within Yorta Yorta Country.

If you are Aboriginal and are not from this region, you will need to seek your Aboriginality from your respective clan group.

Please note the following:

  •  We cannot honor any applications that are outside of Yorta Yorta Country.
  •  If you are a member of the Stolen Generation, or are family tracing, you can
    seek further assistance from AIATSIS Link-up website 
    seek further assistance from AIATSIS Link-up website: Go to https://aiatsis.gov.au/family-history/you-start/link

How do I obtain proof of my Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage?

When you apply for proof of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage through Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, we will ask you to explain your heritage to our committee or to provide documentation/information that confirms your heritage. For this reason it’s useful to find out as much as you can about your family history before you contact us. This is particularly important if you or your ancestors have been displaced from your heritage.

To apply for Confirmation of Aboriginality through Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative, please submit your documentation by downloading an application form or pick one up from Rumbalara reception and follow the instructions detailed on the form.

Scan and email the completed form to contact@raclimited.com.au or return to Rumbalara reception.

Enquiries about these applications can be made by emailing contact@raclimited.com.au or calling us on (03) 5820 0000.

Applications are assessed at Board meetings which occur every 6 weeks. Please keep this in mind when expecting a response.