Empowering our Aboriginal Community


Njernda’s purpose is to deliver community controlled, holistic services and programs which improve the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing of the Aboriginal Community of Echuca and surrounding areas.

Njernda will do this by:

  • Regularly providing opportunities for Community members to come together for socialisation and to celebrate being Aboriginal.
  • Continuing to support Aboriginal people every day.
  • Supporting our Elders / mentors / role models to provide leadership and direction to our children and young people, to help them become strong in culture, spirit and Community, and to enhance future generations.
  • Delivering services in a safe environment.
  • Promoting self empowerment and self determination.
  • Using continuous improvement strategies to ensure that Community can access the best evidence based programs.



Our Njernda Aboriginal Corporation values are a guide on how we work together, with our community and with each other. 

Our values are:

Respect –                 

Establishing relationships based on respect and trust

Accountability –   

Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda’s values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed

Resilience –   

Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth

Advocacy –   

Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community

Cultural Sensitivity –     

Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement



You can download a copy of the Njernda Rule Book here.