“Employed by Community to work for community…”

Under the leadership of our Executive Team, our staff delivers support services to communities based across the local government areas of Mildura Rural City Council, Swan Hill Rural City Council and Gannawarra Shire.

More than half of MDAS staff is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background, and we're committed to providing a resilient workforce with high Aboriginal representation and demonstrated cultural competency for non-Aboriginal employees.

Our LORE governs our people for all our existence and informs our work with communities, families and individuals.
LAND, within our cultural lands we will have a place to heal and draw strength. As our Ancestors before us did, we need to ensure we continue to take care of our lands. 

ORAL, our history is an oral tradition, we have passed down generation to generation by song-lines, language, customs and ceremonies through story-telling. 

RESPECT, is the underpinning value of our people, we show respect for country, our Elders, our cultural practices and others’ cultural practices, our animals and our Dreaming. 

ELDERS, are our wisdom holders, our story tellers, our links to our culture and our families, our Elders provide the cultural knowledge and spiritual guidance that we all need.

Download the full LORE Document here:

Our Strategic Plan 
Our Strategic Plan provides direction for the growth and development of our organisation and concludes in 2024. Read more about it here. A new Strategic Plan will be developed to continue the work underpinned by our current Plan
MALLEE DISTRICT ABORIGINAL SERVICES  “Our Vision: "Self-determined, healthy, robust and culturally strong Aboriginal communities across the Mallee region."

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120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

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