Babarrbunin Beek

A Gathering Place for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Babarrbunin Beek means ‘happy place’ in the Woiwurrung language. A dedicated space where people can come together, it allows the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to create a real connection to country by establishing a place of community ownership, where knowledge can be shared and culture celebrated.

Babarrbunin Beek gives local Aboriginal and Torres Strait people a place to call home, a place to meet and a place to build community.

It is located in Olympic Park (The Fred Howe Annex), Catalina Street, West Heidelberg.

Babarrbunin Beek is  jointly run by the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, Banyule Community Health and Banyule City Council.

All community members are invited and welcome to have a voice and influence both local community initiatives as well as broader local government thinking.

Babarrbunin Beek community protocols

  • Acknowledge and respect country, Traditional Owners and space when on site
  • Respect each other and place when on site
  • As a community-led and controlled space, all decisions related to the development and use of the Gathering Place needs to be directed through the Community Committee for discussion and decision making

Join us

Babarrbunin Beek  is overseen by a Community Committee that meets monthly and is supported by the Aboriginal Health Team from Banyule Community Health and Banyule City Council. This Community Committee sets direction for the development of cultural activities and opportunities within the Gathering Place. It also advises Banyule Community Health and Banyule City Council on matters relevant to local people.

The Babarrbunin Beek committee meets on the last Friday of every month at 11.30am. The Community Committee is open to all to observe and contribute.

We welcome hearing from all community members, and encourage you to:

  • explore new ideas with us
  • talk to us about your interest in supporting the community

Get in touch

Email us on banyule@bchs.org.au or follow us on Facebook.