Diabetes Victoria acknowledges the traditional custodians of our lands and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. We strive to reduce the impact of diabetes on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program at Diabetes Victoria:

You can read more about our program including information on resources, community events, education and training by clicking on the boxes below.

Banner artwork by: 
Emma Bamblett – Wemba Wemba
Artwork: Journey, Commitment & Respect


About the NDSS

The National Diabetes Services Scheme is free to join.



In 2016 Diabetes Victoria commissioned Emma Bamblett to create an artwork that reflects our respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.



There are a number of resources available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.



We have developed four short videos about diabetes.


Education and training

Programs, community events, information sessions and Feltman for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


Feltman and Feltmum

Feltman is designed to help health professionals explain diabetes in a way that is easy to understand. Feltman can be used with individuals and community groups...


Traditional Place Names Guidelines

The Traditional Place Names Guidelines outlines how Traditional Place Names can be respectfully included as adjuncts in the Diabetes Victoria, Life! and ACBRD addresses across both Melbourne and Campbellfield locations.


Contact us

Aboriginal and cultural diversity team

The Aboriginal and cultural diversity team coordinate programs and resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. You can contact us on culturaldiversity@diabetesvic.org.au.


1300 KOORIE (1300 566 743)

The Koorie Diabetes Infoline is a telephone information service.

  • You can call about:

  • National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS)

  • How to look after your diabetes

  • How to prevent type 2 diabetes

  • Healthy eating and diabetes

  • Your rights and diabetes

  • You can talk with:

  • Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer

  • Diabetes Educator

  • Dietitian

  • Advocacy Officer -
    who can help if you have problems with your diabetes
    at work or problems finding service.