Helping the community respect and understand Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Traditional Owner responsibilities.
As a Council of Traditional Owners, we are committed to strengthening pride and knowledge held by Aboriginal people across Victoria.
Inclusive and representative Traditional Owner groups have been registered as Aboriginal parties (RAPs) for 75% of the place we now know as Victoria.
Discussion Paper for the State of Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Report 2016-2021
Recommendations for self-determined reform of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
Supporting the survival, dignity and wellbeing of Our People through the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
See Victoria's current Registered Aboriginal Parties or search the online map to find a Registered Aboriginal Party for an area of Victoria.
A long-standing statutory function of Council is to promote public awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in Victoria.
We are responsible for returning Aboriginal Ancestral Remains (Ancestors) in Victoria.
The Conference provides the first opportunity for Traditional Owners and their allies to meet, discuss and develop programs, strategies and ideas to take control of their Cultural Heritage in Australia.
Reviewed 02 July 2021
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on 7004 7198 or email VAHC@dpc.vic.gov.au