Barengi Gadjin Land Council


We are part of our Country and our Country is part of us. Bunjil the creator, made our land, waterholes, animals, and plants and gave the Bram-bram-bult brothers, sons of Druk the frog, the responsibility to finish the tasks he had set for himself. They had to bring order to the new world by naming the animals and the plants, and to make the languages and give the lore’s. This is why Wotjobaluk peoples are obligated to look after Country and culture and keep it healthy and strong.

Country heals us and connects us to our dreaming stories, to our ancestors and spirits. It is the foundation of our future. All parts of Country are connected and if our Country is treated with respect and care, then it will continue to sustain us and provide for us. It is vitally important that we continue and share our traditional land management practices so the land, waters and all living resources can thrive.


Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (BGLC) is the trustee for the Native Title rights and interests of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk peoples, collectively known as the Wotjobaluk peoples as recognised in the Consent Determination on 13 December 2005.

BGLC’s Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) area under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 includes places such as Gurru (Lake Hindmarsh), Ngalpakatia/Ngelpagutya (Lake Albacutya), Pine Plains Lake, Lake Werringrin, Lake Coorong, Warracknabeal, Beulah, Hopetoun, Dimboola, Ouyen, Yanac, Hattah Lakes, Dyurrite (Mount Arapiles), Burrunj (Black Range) and the Barringgi Gadyin (Wimmera River).

Wotjabaluk Country overlaps with the Glenelg Hopkins region along the northern part of Bugara (Glenelg River) where it flows out from the mountains of Gariwerd, along the Forest Country of the Glenelg River through Balmoral and Harrow.

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