Suspension of a Victorian Registered Aboriginal Party

We can suspend a Registered Aboriginal Party if they fail to deliver services outlines under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.

A Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) can be suspended if they fail to:

  • consider or advise on applications for cultural heritage permits
  • evaluate cultural heritage management plans
  • perform a cultural heritage agreement

RAPs can also be suspended if they're:

  • no longer a body corporate registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
  • placed under Special Administration
  • enter liquidation

A RAP will receive 28 days' notice if Council plans to suspend its registration.

Appealing suspension

You can appeal the suspension of your RAP to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal .

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Aboriginal Heritage Council

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