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Circular Head
Aboriginal Corporation

-Embracing our culture to inspire and empower Aboriginal people-

North-West Coast Middens
Young local taking in the view at West Point from Peerapper Hut Depression
Smoking Ceremony by Leslie Dick at NAIDOC 2022
West Point
Inaugural football jumper in St Kilda Football Club YAWA room
Tiddas at Cape Grim
Young girl with kelp basket
Smoking Ceremony at NATIS Children's Day 2022
Kelp scenery NW Coast
CHAC gifting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flag to Circular Head Council
Tiddas on country Hellyer Beach
School students with kelp baskets
Students on country in Peerapper Hut Depression West Point

Acknowledgement of Country

The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation acknowledges and pays its respects to the traditional and continuing custodians of the lands on which we live. Our organisation pays our respects to the Elders - past, present and emerging and their continued cultural and spiritual relationship to the land, sky and seas. 

We acknowledge:

The tommeginer people of Table Cape

The lowreenner people of Rocky Cape

The parperloihener people of Robbins Island

The pennemuker people of Cape Grim

The pendowte people of Studland Bay

The peerapper people of West Point

The manegin people of Arthur River 

The tarkiner people of Sandy Cape

The peternidic people of the mouth of the Pieman River

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About Us

Since CHAC became incorporated in 1994, CHAC has grown from a small group to an organisation that employs 58 staff, across 21 programs as well as administration staff and 8 volunteers. This growth has developed alongside community need and opportunity.


The organisation now operates out of five destinations: The CHAC main office at 10 King St, the Cultural Information Centre next door, the Health Centre across the road at 165 Nelson St, the most recent acquisition, 20 King Street, as well as Trawmanna, which are our grounds at 73 Mella Road.

Ultimately, CHAC has grown into an organisation whose mission is to embrace our culture to inspire and empower Aboriginal people. We are a supportive body for the Aboriginal community of Circular Head to seek counsel from, learn from, be aided by, be inspired by and concurrently grow with. 

Further to representing the Aboriginal people of Circular Head, CHAC continuously aim to represent the 9 tribes of the North West region. Their cultures, languages and histories inform our everyday practices as an organisation and every day lives as a community.

The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation offer 21 different programs and continue to grow and expand these services to align their objectives with the needs of the Circular Head community.

All programs & Services have a cultural thread at the heart of our delivery. 

"Culture is at the heart of all we do here at CHAC.

It informs our operations and guides our direction"

- Selina Maguire-Colgrave, Chairperson


The heart of CHAC



Children, Youth and Family Support Programs


Allied Health Services; Health Programs & Outreach


Aged Care Services & NDIS Support


Mental Health & Wellbeing Programs


Prison Rehabilitation, Prevention & Substance Misuse Support


Main Office: 10 King St, Smithton

Health Centre: 165 Nelson St, Smithton


Main Office: (03) 6452 1287

Health Centre:
(03) 6415 4745 or (03) 6415 4722



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Opening Hours

Main Office

Mon - Thurs: 8am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8am - 2:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Health Centre

Mon - Thurs: 8:30am - 5pm
Fri: 8:30am - 3pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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