In March 2021 The ‘Castlemaine PTR’ Fund was formed by a group of local non-Indigenous people in consultation with local Aboriginal Elders and community members. A panel of local Aboriginal Elders will control and distribute the funds, the administration tasks will be undertaken by a group of other-Australians.

The funds will provide practical support to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We acknowledge the process may evolve, and are committed to an on-going process of learning and adapting under the guidance of local Aboriginal Elders.

You can also support the work of Nalderun Education Aboriginal Corporation.  This is an Aboriginal led organisation based in Castlemaine and runs education and leadership programs for young people.  To find out more, go to their website

We acknowledge the early Pay The Rent work (1970-90s’), done by Uncle Robbie Thorpe and the Fitzroy Pay The Rent group in Victoria.

If you have any queries please email them to: