ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Gulanga Program

Logo - Gulanga ProgramContact the Gulanga Program

Email [email protected] or call us for more information.

About the Gulanga Program

The Gulanga Program is designed to support ACT community sector organisations to develop and improve upon good, culturally appropriate practice standards.

The program employs Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers and aims to provide better engagement with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families to access the services that will best meet their needs.

The program is supported by funding under the National Affordable Housing Agreement (NAHA), which is jointly funded by the ACT and Australian Governments, and the Child, Youth and Family Services Program (CYFSP), an ACT Government funded initiative.

The Gulanga Program logo is based on an artwork by Kristie Peters.

Gulanga Services & Activities

Tailored Support

The Gulanga Program provides tailored support for organisations and their staff, including:

  • Engaging with agencies to support and promote good practice standards for culturally appropriate community services
  • Peer support and mentoring for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples employed in the community sector
  • Engaging with government and non-government agencies through forums and networks, over the phone, and face-to-face meetings.

Email [email protected] or call us for more information.

Resources & Tools

Gulanga Program staff identify and develop resources and tools to assist services to better respond and deliver culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Check out our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources.

Workshops & Seminars

We organise workshops and seminars around cultural awareness for staff of community organisations.


Gulanga staff are involved in organising a variety of events during the year, such as for NAIDOC Week, Reconciliation Week, the Anniversary of the National Apology, and more.


Each year our Winter edition of the ACTCOSS journal has an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander theme. Previous editions include:

Advocacy Publications

Gulanga staff assist the ACTCOSS policy team with developing advocacy publications, such as submissions to government and research reports. They provide advice, not only in regards to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander specific policy, but how other policy areas affect Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Check out the policy area on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for advocacy publications.

Networks & Working Groups

The Gulanga Program runs and supports a number of email and face-to-face networks including:

Feedback or Questions?

Email [email protected] or call us if you have any questions or would like to provide feedback.