The QEC acknowledges Australia’s first peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work and deliver our services to families and their children.


In particular, the QEC would like to pay its respect to the

• Wiradjuri people whose nation include Wodonga where QEC delivers services to children and their families;

• Gunaikurnai people whose lands occupies most of Gippsland where we are located in Morwell, providing services to people across the Gippsland region; and the

• Wurundjeri people whose lands occupy the Birrarung Valley its tributaries and Melbourne, where we deliver services through our offices located in Noble Park, Dandenong and Coburg.


We pay our respect to all these people, their cultures and to their elders both past and present.  We appreciate your commitment to, and connection with, the land, community and particularly families and their young children.


QEC also makes the commitment to continue to build on our understanding, appreciation and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, their culture and their aspirations. It is one of our core values to build self-sufficiency, sustainable and inclusive communities.


Images on this website may contain members of the Aboriginal and Torees Strait Islander community who may have entered the Dreaming.


They are used with the greatest respect and appreciation of QEC.


For QEC Cultural Policies, click here and here