Our logo represents more than 20 years of providing culturally-appropriate, high-quality health services to the Biluru (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community of the Yilli Rreung (greater Darwin) region. It is readily recognisable by, and has strong connections with, that community.
In fact, the name Danila Dilba Biluru Butji Binnilutlum was given by the Larrakia people, who are the traditional custodians of Darwin and Palmerston. In the Larrakia language Danila Dilba means ‘dilly bag used to collect bush medicines’ and Biluru Butji Binnilutlum means ‘blackfella (Aboriginal people) getting better from sickness’.
Our logo was designed by Larrakia elder Reverend Wally Fejo. The story of the logo is:
the fish being in a school are excited when jumping around and convey to us our exciting, healthy life. The turtle going back to lay her eggs represents the people. The stick represents a hunting tool on how to find her eggs. The overall circle is like looking inside a dilly bag from above. The snake brings the threat of danger to our wellbeing and reminds us that we should always sustain ourselves and be on guard for our health.