Aboriginal Best Start

Best Start is a prevention and early intervention project that aims to improve the health, development, learning and wellbeing of all Victorian children from conception through to transition to school (usually 0-8 years old).


The Best Start approach is to strengthen the local capacity of parents, families and communities and early years services to better provide for the needs of all young children and their families. There are 30 Best Start sites, six of which are Aboriginal Best Start sites.

The Aboriginal Best Start projects have been established to ensure that local Aboriginal communities and organisations are given every possible opportunity to support positive outcomes for their children and families.

For more information visit Best Start or contact:

Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Ltd (VACSAL)
P: 9416 4266
W: www.vacsal.org.au

Best Start Sites

Individual Aboriginal Best Start sites include:

Delkaia Aboriginal Best Start


185 Baillie Street
Phone: (03) 5362 4000
Fax: (03) 5382 1566

Djillay Lidj Aboriginal Best Start; Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Cooperation

La Trobe and Baw Baw

Drouin: (03) 5625 6500
Morwell: (03) 5136 5100
Sale: (03) 5143 1644
Wonthaggi: (03) 5672 1444

East Gippsland Aboriginal Best Start

East Gippsland

Early Years Services
East Gippsland Shire Council
273 Main Street
Phone: (03) 5153 9644

Mingo Waloom; Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative

Wathaurong - Geelong

62 Morgan Street
North Geelong
Phone: (03) 5272 8827

Njernda Aboriginal Cooperation


86 Hare Street
Echuca 3564
Phone: (03) 5482 6566

Tartu-ngnanyin Bqoop; Dandenong and District Aboriginal Co-operative Ltd

Dandenong and district

62 Stud Road
Phone: 9794 5973