Welcome to Barengi Gadjin Land Council

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and the Victorian Government update to declare the state of Victoria a State of Disaster, the Barengi Gadjin Land Council Executive has implemented a Continuity of Operation Plan.


As of immediate action the following precautionary measures will be in place to minimise risk to staff, stakeholders and members of the community.


  • Immediate closure of all Barengi Gadjin Land Council Offices to the public until further notice


  • Staff based in the BGLC Offices will be working remotely and will be accessible via email (please see details below)


  • No BGLC in person events will be scheduled until further notice


  • All face to face meetings to be either teleconferences or video conference, this includes board meetings until further notice


This is an unprecedented time with many challenges for our entire community, this must be dealt with patience and empathy through this challenging time, we must be flexible and manage this in an agile manner to get through this.


Staff Contact Details


Michael Stewart – Chief Executive Officer



Joanne Clarke – Manager, Community Development



Kate Whitton – Manager, Governance and Budget



General Enquiry



Barengi Gadjin Land Council - At a Glance

Barengi Gadjin Land Council (BGLC) represents Traditional Owners from the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk peoples, who were recognised in a 2005 Native Title Consent Determination, the first in south-eastern Australia.

BGLC is the Federally recognised authority to speak on behalf of the Wotjobaluk peoples. We are also the only body in the region with the legislative authority to make legal decisions about cultural heritage.

We are the Prescribed Body Corporate for the Wotjobaluk claim area, as outlined in the Native Title Act, giving us legal authority and obligation to work on behalf of Traditional Owners.

BGLC is a Registered Aboriginal Party, as appointed by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council, under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.

Stuart Harradine – Manager, On Country Operations


Janine Coombs – Manager, Recognition, Advocacy and Media


Tim McCartney – Manager, Economic Development


Barengi Gadjin Land Council


Postal Address


P O Box 1255

Horsham Vic 3402


Horsham Office


38 Plumpton Road

Horsham Vic 3400

03 5381 0977 


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Dalki Garringa Native Nursery


127 Wail Nursery Road

Wail Vic 3401



Office Hours

Currently not open to the public