Local Indigenous Networks (LINs)
A Local Indigenous Network (LIN) is made up of Indigenous people who work together to provide a voice for their community, identify local issues and priorities and plan for the future.
Across Victoria LINs are now meeting regularly and building their community participation. LIN participation is open to all local Indigenous community members.
Each LIN develops a local community plan that identifies their strengths, resources and describes the vision, aspirations and priorities of their local community.
LINs are involved in many activities. These include community events and gatherings, building relationships with local service providers and organisations, linking with local government planning, working with Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups, increasing youth participation, planning and supporting community initiatives such as men’s groups, homework centres and cultural identity projects.
LIN participants are also involved in training and professional development to build their own capability and the capacity of their community. Grant applications, governance training and community planning workshops are some of the areas being explored by LIN participants.
Local Indigenous Networks are supported by Indigenous Community Development Brokers in each region.
How to get involved
39 LINs have been fully established across all 8 regions of Victoria. To find out about the LIN in your area contact your local Indigenous Community Development Broker in your region.