– Worn Gundidj Indigenous employment and community services

At Worn Gundidj, we advocate for First Peoples and disadvantaged communities, offering real pathways and a steady hand in the journey towards social inclusion and better economic outcomes.

Our symbol is a shield, and one we bear proudly. It represents our cultural diversity and strengths. This creates protection and empowerment through building community capabilities and promoting personal growth.

– Indigenous employment: Services for Employers

Worn Gundidj has successfully operated in the Indigenous employment and training space for over 15 years.

Valuable partnerships with commercial and Government organisations based, not only in South West Victoria but all over Australia, support these services. These relationships mean we can build sustainable employment for Indigenous Australians by providing employers with:

A holistic recruitment approach
We provide all the training, education and support required.

Fully supported placements
Get ongoing mentorship and support for the successful candidate.

Higher retention rates
Our methods have a proven track record.

Cultural awareness training
Extended support to your whole team to help build an inclusive culture.

Worn Gundidj is a Jobs Victoria Employment Services Provider.


For more information
please contact:

Cherith Stiles

JVES & Social & Emotional Wellbeing Program Manager

03 5561 5315

Linda O'Donnell

JVES Team Leader Warrnambool

03 5561 5315

Sheldon Lynn

Employment Mentors - Geelong Region

03 5561 5315

– Indigenous employees: Pathways to Stable Employment

Worn Gundidj focuses on positive change by creating sustainable long-term solutions for participants.

We achieve this by supporting participants to transition directly into real jobs, undertake vocational training or further education and providing volunteering opportunities and support.

Not sure where to start? Try a conversation. Our staff are available to help you identify where you want to go and what you need to get there.

We have volunteering opportunities within our Social Enterprises to help participants develop confidence, skills and experience.

Skills and training
Get skills and job-focused training, education and support.

Financial assistance
We can help with the cost of work-related licences, personal protective equipment, training and tools.


For more information
please contact:

Taylem Wason & Jess Chatfield

Social & Emotional Wellbeing Case Workers - Warrnambool

03 5561 5315

Brooke Jenkins & Kim Valentine

JVES - Employment Mentors - Ballarat Region

03 5561 5315

– Community services

Worn Gundidj offers a full range of community support services, primarily supported by the Federal Government.

Our programs have are designed to promote connection amongst Indigenous community members. provide local traditional knowledge and increase social and emotional wellbeing amongst the Indigenous Warrnambool community. 

Our Voice
The Worn Gundidj Our Voice music program, in collaboration with Wanga Music Studio, runs every Wednesday from 12-3pm at the Worn Gundidj office in Liebig Street. Learn to play musical instruments, to write, make and record your own music.

Our passionate and qualified staff can also help with internal and external referrals. Contact us for assistance in finding appropriate spaces and programs that can best support you in achieving your goals.

For more information
please contact:

Sarah O'Reilly

Community Engagement Officer - Ballarat Region

03 5561 5315

Ash Colville & Michelle Darnell

Employment Mentors - Hamilton, Portland & Horsham

03 5561 5315

– Programs and resources

August 25, 2021
Worn Gundidj Welcome to Country Ceremony

Worn Gundidj Welcome to Country Ceremony

Start your next corporate or community event with an authentic Welcome to Country Ceremony...
August 25, 2021
Worn Gundidj Bush BBQ experience

Worn Gundidj Bush BBQ

Enjoy a unique Bush BBQ catering experience designed especially for corporate functions and events...
August 25, 2021
Cultural awareness training with Worn Gundidj

Cultural Awareness Training

Learn more about Aboriginal culture with our Cultural Awareness Training programs.