Partners and Donors

With the help of partners and donors, large and small, Friends of Lacluta will be able to achieve far more for the Lacluta community. We acknowledge with thanks the following


The Appin Park Rotary Club of Wangaratta

North East Health, Wangaratta

  • Year 9 Marian College

    A group of Year 9 students from Marian College Myrtleford has this year raised funds to buy calculators and baby clothes. A great effort girls. We will bring photos back soon to show you how much your efforts are appreciated.

  • June Canavan Foundation

    The June Canavan Foundation has given us $5000. $1000 to our More Days for Girls project and $4000 towards Vocational Education scholarships. Thanks to this 2 young men have almost completed Certificate 2 studies in automotive & building. Around 25 more young women have benefited from our More Days for Girls program. Many thanks.

  • Do you have…?

    At present we are looking for the following items;

    Manual classroom pencil sharpeners.

    Does your school have these in the back of a cupboard somewhere?

    magnifying eye-glasses

    children’s wheel chairs

    If you can help please contact us by email at <>

    or phone: 0458 191 534


  • Collection Tins

    As at Jan 2016 the total from our Coin Collection containers in Myrtleford bakeries, cafes and servos is over $2400.

    Please look for these containers when you are out and about in Myrtleford.

  • Myrtleford Men’s Shed

    The Myrtleford Men’s Shed continues to support Friends of Lacluta The Lacluta kinder children are enjoying wooden trucks and other toys made by the men.

  • The Rural City of Wangaratta

    from 2012, has pledged a sum of $2000 each year for the next 4 years.  This has allowed us to support a Tertiary student studying at university in Dili.

  • The Uniting Church Bequests Grant Committee of Wangaratta

    continues to support a tertiary scholarship holder through four years of study. Thank you.

  • Myrtleford and Whorouly schools

    All schools once again were extremely generous. Boxes of pencils, papers, maths equipment and other school goods are now on their way to Dili for collection and transport to Lacluta. Dederang Primary School has joined as a donor. We have a number of Maths and English books ready to go. Thank you all once again.


Friends of Lacluta

“Friends of Lacluta” is a Friendship Agreement between the Rural City of Wangaratta in Victoria, Australia and Lacluta, which is a sub-district of the East Timor district Viqueque. Lacluta is located about 250km to the east and south of the capital Dili.

Following a proposal by Abel Guterres, Consul-General to Australia, at a meeting with Wangaratta Councillors, the idea of a friendship relationship between Wangaratta and Lacluta was born. A Wangaratta delegation visited East Timor and the relationship was formalised at a signing ceremony in Lacluta on 25 September 2005.

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Friends of Lacluta is to promote friendship between the people of subdistrict Lacluta and those of Wangaratta and surrounding districts. We aim to help empower and grow the capacity of the people of Lacluta in the areas of health, education and democratic, community development”