The role of VACCHO is to build the capacity of our Membership and to advocate for issues on their behalf.

We do this by strengthening our support networks, increasing workforce development opportunities for our Members and through leadership on key health areas. Advocacy is carried out with a range of private, community and government agencies, at state and national levels, on all issues related to Aboriginal health

This page provides tools and resources to support VACCHO’s 32 Member organisations located throughout Victoria.

Useful external resources

  • Practitioners in Indigenous health – Information for practitioners on patients who seek care at Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
  • Health professionals – Services, payments and programs for health professionals, practice staff, health workers and pharmacy staff.
  • Medicare – Here is a list of frequently claimed MBS items for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and other primary health care providers. Contact the Medicare provider information line on 132150 or Medicare Australia’s business development officers via 1800 700 199 for further information on Medicare claiming.


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Cancer Screening Initiatives Grant

Did you know that our Mob are 2.5 times more likely to die from cancer than other Victorians?

Help us close that gap by raising awareness about cancer screening and encouraging our people to get checked!

VACCHO is funding grants between $5,000 – $15,000 for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) in Victoria to support a broad range of cancer screening initiatives that will be designed by ACCO’s for their local Community.

For more information, download the Expressions of Interest form.

Expressions of Interest close 13 June 2022

Member events


Enquiries from Members can be made by filling out and submitting the form below. Alternatively, you can email us directly

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Useful Links

Members Map

Visit our interactive map of our membership organisations through Victoria.

Centre of Excellence

Centre of Excellence for Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing.

On Solid Ground

Our Stategic directions to build an improved and community controlled health sector.

Cultural Safety

VACCHOs Cultural Safety Services team offers training and organisational audits designed to increase cultural safety in practice and spaces