Banok Rind

  • Banok Rind

    Registered Nurse, Deputy Executive Officer at The Koorie Youth Council

    Contact for:
    Board and governance
    Media and publications
    Public speaking


Banok Rind is a proud Yamatji Badimaya woman from Western Australia. She is a registered nurse and currently the Deputy Executive Officer at the Koorie Youth Council. Banok has a background in Aboriginal health and wellbeing, and advocacy within the Aboriginal mentoring, leadership and health space.

She has worked extensively in cultural safety within the university and health sector as well as an associate lecturer for Indigenous Health at RMIT University and teaching Indigenous health at ACU University.

Her work heavily highlights the ongoing institutional racism prevalent within health services across the country, reducing health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and is a National Ambassador of the Close the Gap campaign.

Twitter: @Banoky
LinkedIn: Banok Rind

Professional Details

  • Bachelor of Nursing, RMIT University
  • Masters of Public Health, University of Melbourne (currently studying)

Area of Expertise

  • Aboriginal health and well-being
  • Traditional medicine
  • Aboriginal mentoring
  • Cultural safety
  • Aboriginal leadership


  • Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)
  • Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA)

Areas of current leadership enactment

To get in contact and engage any of the Fellows, please contact the Alumni Manager (Indigenous Leadership) at the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health on:


Phone:             03 9035 8185