As a registered Aboriginal organisation, CHAC is regulated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) as per the CATSI Act.
Since 1994, CHAC has grown from a small group to an organisation that employs 58 staff across 21 programs as well as administration staff and 8 volunteers. This growth has developed alongside community need and opportunity.
The organisation now operates out of five destinations: The CHAC main office at 10 King St, the Cultural Information Centre next door, the Health Centre across the road at 165 Nelson St, the most recent acquisition, 20 King Street, as well as Trawmanna, which are our grounds at 73 Mella Road.
Ultimately, CHAC has grown into an organisation whose mission is to embrace our culture to inspire and empower Aboriginal people. We are a supportive body for the Aboriginal community of Circular Head to seek counsel from, learn from, be aided by, be inspired by and concurrently grow with.
Further to representing the Aboriginal people of Circular Head, CHAC continuously aim to represent the 9 tribes of the North West region. Their cultures, languages and histories inform our everyday practices as an organisation and every day lives as a community.
The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation acknowledges and pays its respects to the traditional and continuing custodians of the lands on which we live. Our organisation pays our respects to the Elders – past, present and emerging and their continued cultural and spiritual relationship to the land, sky and seas.
The Tomme-ginner people of Table Cape
The Low-reen-ner people of Rocky Cape
The Parper-loi-hener people of Robbins Island
The Pennemuker people of Cape Grim
The Pendow-te people of Studland Bay
The Pee-rapper people of West Point
The Ma-ne-gin people of Arthur River
The Tar-kiner people of Sandy Cape
The Pe-ter-ni-dic people of the Mouth of the Pieman River.