Goulburn Murray

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in Goulburn Murray include the following: 

  • Algabonyah Community Cabinet 
  • ASHE 
  • Ganbina 
  • Kaiela Arts 
  • Kaiela Institute 
  • Njernda Aboriginal Corporation  
  • Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative 
  • Rumbalara Football & Netball Club 

Communities supported include Echuca and Shepparton. 


Regional Contacts

  • Wayne Dagger

    Jawun Regional Director, Goulburn Murray

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    Wayne Dagger joined Jawun as Regional Director in May 2013.

    Wayne was born and raised in the Goulburn Murray region. He began his working career in the retail sector at Kmart Australia, where he remained for over 24 years. He has 15 years’ experience in various managerial roles with Kmart, which has allowed him to consolidate strong leadership and relationship-building skills.

    In more recent times, Wayne has participated in the Jawun employment pilot program in Shepparton and was a participant of the inaugural Emerging Leaders program in 2011, where he developed a strong interest in working with Indigenous communities.

    Wayne is married with four children; having lived in the Goulburn Murray area most of his life, he has been able to gain a great understanding of the region and its needs.

    To contact Wayne, please email: wdagger@jawun.org.au

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Fergus commenced as Jawun General Manager – Regions in 2021 after 3 years as Jawun’s Regional Director for the Central Coast region.

    Prior to working on the Central Coast, Fergus was the Jawun Regional Director for the Inner Sydney region. Fergus’ connection with Jawun started back in 2014 as a Jawun secondee to the West Kimberley region, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to commence the design of a leadership development program.

    Fergus comes to Jawun from a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects for both government and the private sector. Fergus brings a mix of organisational and business management skills to supplement experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and people development to the Regional Director role.

    Growing up in regional Australia on Yorta Yorta land, Fergus is excited to be working back in a regional area on Darkinjung country and is motivated to help the local organisations and leadership achieve the best possible outcomes for their community.

    Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring and coaching of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and tutoring for Indigenous high school students.

    To contact Fergus, please email: fdavis@jawun.org.au

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.