The Hon. Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, is calling for applications from Victorian Traditional Owners to become members of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (Council).
What is the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council?
The Council was created under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. It is the only statutory decision- making authority in Australia whose members are all Traditional Owners.
The Council’s purpose is to work with all Victorians for the protection and enjoyment of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.
The Council’s principal functions involve:
- Advising the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage matters in Victoria.
- Making decisions regarding the appointment of Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs).
- Overseeing the reporting and return of Ancestral Remains and Secret or Sacred Objects.
- Promoting awareness and understanding of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.
Expressions of Interest are sought to fill Council member vacancies
To be eligible to be a Council member you must be an Aboriginal person who:
- is a Victorian Traditional Owner
- is resident in Victoria
- has relevant experience or knowledge of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in Victoria.
Consideration will also be given to experience in governance and the practical operation of the Act.
Council members are expected to have adequate time to commit to the duties of the Council. They are paid a sitting fee and are reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with the Victorian Government guidelines.
Please send your written expression of interest, addressing the above criteria to:
By post: The Office of Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
Level 3, 3 Treasury Place
EAST MELBOURNE VIC 3002
Expressions of Interest must be received by Monday 5 April 2021.
Reviewed 23 June 2021