Trevor Pearce
Paul Briggs OAM
Melissa Stevens
Janine Coombs
Jody Barney
Clayton Murray-Mitchell
Ngarra Murray
Belinda Duarte
Nathan Lovett-Murray
Roland Atkinson
Lidia Thorpe
Steven Delaney
Stephanie Armstrong
Daphne Yarram
Professor Ian Anderson

Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership

Supporting achievement and vision for a stronger community


The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership fosters leadership, providing exceptional people with the support they need to achieve their vision for their communities.

The Fellowship invests in recognised leaders and provides opportunities to emerging leaders within Victoria’s Indigenous communities. The value of the investment in building Indigenous leadership is to improve the economic as well as the social and emotional wellbeing of communities.

The Fellowship supports past, present and future Indigenous leaders who are committed to achieving positive change for Indigenous Victorians and strengthening links between all Australians.

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. You can support the Fellowship by making a donation through the ACF.

Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way?

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership along with Woor-Dungin presented Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way and respectful funding relationships in practice with philanthropy at the Philanthropy Australia National Conference in September 2016 as well as participating in a webinar hosted by Probono Australia and Philanthropy Australia in February 2017.

The Fellowship for Indigenous Leadership has chosen to capture the wisdom and experience of contributors in a document which distils and shares the key learnings, advice and insights that emerged from the Right Way, Wrong Way, Which Way? events.  Click on the following to read more:

Right Way Wrong Way Which Way – Respectful Relationships April 2018

“The most important thing is … acknowledging the land where you live, the people in your community, and if you have Aboriginal community organisations or Aboriginal people who are leaders, or who work in that space, whether you have them in your organisations – and I would encourage you to employ Aboriginal people – because they give an insight into not only building their capacity, but enriching your organisation’s life, because you have someone there who has wonderful life stories and skills that will absolutely prove an asset. The first thing is that you make sure you connect with people relevant to your communities.” – Daphne Yarram – Fellow 2006-2011



Latest News

Catherine Coysh, one of the Emerging Leaders for 2017 – 2018, attended the Dreamtime at the ‘G’ game on Saturday with members of the Wodonga Koorie Youth Network.

Catherine said the Dreamtime Game was fantastic, the kids loved it and that they have never felt so proud to be Koorie.

To read more click on the following article from The Border Mail:

The Border Mail Young people ‘never felt so proud of culture’ as they did under MCGs lights June 2018