Deadly Gippsland has been funded by the Victorian Government (Department of Health & Human Services) to promote healthy lifestyles and to engage people in community activities through social media.

Gippsland Koorie communities have been saying for a long time that it’s hard to find out and keep track of what events are happening in which town and organized by which organisation or group.  This is especially true at busy times like NAIDOC Week.

In 2018, Primary Health Network Gippsland provided us with a grant to produce this website and online calendar, which was launched in July 2018 with support from GippsTech.

GippSport, as the auspice organisation, acknowledges the community for their support in developing and operating this page, especially the Local Aboriginal Networks (LANs) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

This site has been designed to be owned and operated by our Gippsland communities and will only be as successful as we make it, by posting yarns, new and events, and leaving encouraging comments to other members who contribute.



The Deadly Gippsland logo was developed by Aboriginal Artist Dixon Patten.

The logo represents Aboriginal people coming together to participate in arts, health, sport & recreation and culture.   The circles represent the different clans, families and communities in Gippsland coming together to share and learn knowledge. The outer circles represent knowledge being passed down from generation to generation.  The ripples show connection to land, water, and people and also the positive impact these activities have on our mind, bodies and spirits.  The footprints are our ancestors guiding us on our journey.

Dixon Patten is a proud Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man and has family bloodlines from Gunditjmara, Dhudhuroa, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Wemba Wemba, Barapa Barapa, Monaro.

Dixon is an experienced graphic designer and practicing artist and has several family members who have influenced him and have given him knowledge of traditional art practices and stories. Before moving into freelance operation Dixon was employed by the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre in Melbourne for eight years.

Dixon is a Director and Graphic Artist/Designer at Bayila Creative.