Robynne Nelson is a proud Aboriginal woman of Yorta Yorta, Waveroo and Dja Dja Wurrung heritage. She has undertaken a broad range of consultancy projects across Victoria and NSW over the past 21 years including regional health plans, strategic planning, family services reviews, developing and reviewing service models, conference facilitation, developing policies and procedures and interagency partnership agreements, and writing Aboriginal Aged Care and Disability Policies for all Victorian Aboriginal Community Health Organisations. Robynne also completed a cross-border regional health plan for Albury Wodonga Aboriginal communities (2001) which resulted in the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service being established.
She has delivered Aboriginal cultural competency training to over 70,000 people from a wide range of agencies and services such as Victoria Police, Child Protection/DHHS, the Department of Justice, Victorian hospitals including boards and staff (including the Royal Children’s Hospital and Women’s Albury Wodonga Health), local government, community health services, aged care, child and family, and youth justice and family violence services, and universities including students and staff in Victoria and NSW. She and her husband run Culcha Camps for Victoria Police, Department of Justice, MCCC GP Training and other corporate groups.
She also has a long background working around Australia in Aboriginal Affairs, Nursing and recruitment including a role as Telstra’s QLD State Manager responsible for Indigenous recruitment across Queensland and Torres Strait.
Robynne has completed extensive research in Australia, Mauritius and India resulting in her writing and compiling the book Dharmalan Dana for and with her father, which was published by Australian National University Publishing (2014) and launched in both Australia and Mauritius by the Australian Embassy.
Robynne has been the Chair of the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative board since June 2019, post administration, working with the board and CEO to restore the organisation to its greatness, for the embetterment of her community.