Our Vision

"That Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation is recognised as a progressive leader for positive change enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria's Far South West to lead fuller lives". 


Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation (Winda-Mara) is a community controlled organisation located in South West Victoria with offices in Heywood and Hamilton and an 80km service area.


Winda-Mara was established in 1991 as a result of members within the community wanting to provide better health, education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the area and has a membership base of over 200 members. 

With over 75 people employed at Winda-Mara - with 70% Aboriginal staff, our key focus is to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to access and participate in culturally appropriate services and community activities.

Winda-Mara has provided services to the local Aboriginal community for over 25 years.


Our work will be guided by the following values and behaviours:

Social Justice

Providing justice, equity, social equality and human rights.



Acting and practicing in a cultural, ethical, respectful and inclusive manner. 



Building, strengthening and empowering individual and community decision
making. 



Responding in a timely, engaging, respectful and culturally appropriate
manner. 



Creating better client outcomes through strong partnerships. 



Responsible monitoring and reporting systems ensuring transparent and
accountable service delivery. 



Effective ‘results orientated’ services meeting the needs of the community. 



Respect for those clients, work colleagues, community members and others that we meet
and work with each day.