The Boon wurrung, are Aboriginal Australians of the Kulin nation, who occupy from Werribee River to Wilsons Prom. Victoria, Australia. Before British colonisation, they lived as all people of the Kulin nation lived, sustainably on the land, for tens of thousands of years. They were called the Western Port or Port Philip tribe by the early settlers, and were in alliance with other tribes in the Kulin nation, having particularly strong ties to the Wurundjeri people.


The Bunurong people are predominantly saltwater people whose lands, waters, and cosmos encompassed some 3,000 square miles (7,800 km2) of territory around Western Port Bay and the Mornington Peninsula. Its western boundary was set at Werribee. To the southeast, it extended from Mordialloc through to Anderson Inlet, as far as Wilson's Promontory. Inland its borders reached the Dandenong Ranges, and ran eastwards as far as the vicinity of Warragul.

Also Known as (Alternate Names)

Boon wurrung

Places of Significance for Bunurong people

Western Port Bay VIC

Dandenong Ranges VIC

Towns connected to Bunurong people


Wonthaggi VIC

St Kilda VIC

Sorrento VIC

Flinders VIC

Mornington VIC

Cowes VIC

Korumburra VIC

Brighton VIC

Leongatha VIC

Foster VIC

Warragul VIC

Inverloch VIC

Koo Wee Rup VIC