Chris Walker

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Dear Yorta Yorta Members, Elders, community and Stakeholders.

On behalf of the YYNAC Board l would like to update you on Yorta Yorta Nations response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health Sector stage of response has moved from Stage 1 – Initial Containment to Stage 2 – Targeted Action.

Our Senior Managers met on Monday 23rd March to take actions and prepare messaging to staff, members, customers and stakeholders.

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) will continue to operate and is financially viable with all existing staff at present retaining their positions. This situation will be updated at end of each financial quarter or as required should circumstances change.

As part of our response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are implementing additional precautions to ensure we as continue to deliver our Cultural Heritage and Environmental / Natural Resource Management (NRM) Services while also looking after the safety and wellbeing of our staff and especially our Elders.

In line with actions being taken by other Traditional Owner Organisation Boards our reception area will be closed to the general public from Tuesday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

We will continue to service our Elders, members, community, stakeholders and customers by telephone, email, Facebook and our website.

Our Customer Support Team are still able to assist customers by:

  • Phone: (03) 5832 0222 (all enquiries from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Email: reception@yynac.com.au
  • Website: www.yynac.com.au

We have staff working from 3 of our YYNAC office sites with social distancing or working from home as options of choice.The Woka Walla and Cultural Heritage Units will continue working externally from their deport on key works programmes in Yorta Yorta country.

Cultural Heritage Management Plans will proceed as normal, as assessed on a day by day in keeping with directives of the Victorian and National CODVID-19 updates.Our staff are focussing on the continued delivery of our Cultural Heritage and Environmental/NRM services and will respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.

NOTE: All Welcome to Country bookings and YY Cultural Insight Training sessions or Events either booked or in the future will cease until further notice as of Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Please continue to submit invoices and contract progress claims, to your payments contact or to Laura Stevens – YYNAC Corporate Services Manager by email on finance@yynac.com.au

YYNAC staff are committed to continuing our work as set out by our Members, 16 family groups, Council of Elders and Board.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on ceo@yynac.com.au or through reception email reception@yynac.com.au 


Monica Morgan CEO
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Monica Morgan, CEO YYNAC