What we do

Culture and heritage site work

Our local, experienced Culture and Heritage Field Site officers engage with mines and archeologists and consult in the significance of artefacts and identified Aboriginal sites.

Health services

Our medical services at Ungooroo are provided to local Aboriginal people by general practitioners from the Awabakal Medical Centre. Optical services are also provided at Ungooroo. We can also link local Aboriginal people to Aboriginal sexual health workers and mental health practitioners as well as transport to dental services at Awabakal Medical Centre in Newcastle. For more details and dates, see our Calendar.

Training, education and mentoring

Accredited and non-accredited training is provided through a variety of partnerships. We also provide education support and specialised mentoring to the Indigenous community through the Way Ahead Program coordinated by state training services. Confirmed training days will be listed on our Calendar and also on our Events this quarter page.

Art and culture

We promote local Aboriginal artists, authentic Aboriginal art and culture. Our gallery at Ungooroo Aboriginal Centre is open during business hours. We also our WUPA website.

Employment opportunities

Ungooroo’s DOOKAL labour hire company connects employers with potential Indigenous candidates. We also work closely with the New Careers for Aboriginal People Program and local Job Services Australia providers such as Job Link Plus.

Linking people and services

Because of our extensive network, Ungooroo aims to connect Indigenous people with advocacy groups and other services across the Hunter, including Aboriginal Legal Services, Compass Housing, Indigenous Business Australia (Homeownership), Business Support Services (AEDO Program), Employment and Training (NCAP Officer), Hunter Region BEC and Microenterprise loans (Many Rivers Opportunity).

Room hire

Our training room is now available for training, conferences and meetings. This facility comfortably seats groups of 10 to 15 people. The layout can be adjusted to suit your purpose. Facilities also include a projector, white board, kitchenette access and a substantial number of power points (ideal for computer training). Please call our office for bookings. Click here to see a large image of our training room.