Have your say at community consultations
What will come and be decided in the coming months and years out of these meetings will long outlive our place on this earth and will flow to our children, grandchildren and their children.
- Stan Grant, May 2016 Aboriginal Victoria Forum
In March 2017, Aboriginal Victoria is facilitating 12 community consultations across 6 regional and metropolitan locations to inform and engage the Victorian Aboriginal community in the treaty process.
You can claim reimbursement for the cost of reasonable travel expenses if your journey exceeds a return distance of 50km. Ask an Aboriginal Victoria staff member for details when you get to the consultation.
For more information, or to complete a questionnaire if you are unable to attend a consultation, please visit our online message stick.
The remaining community consultations are as follows:
7 March 2017 - Echuca
9 March 2017 – Mildura
14 March 2017 – Portland
16 March 2017 – Sale
21 March 2017 – Wodonga
23 March 2017 – Melbourne
Times: 10am to 3pm or 4pm to 7pm
Treaty: Find out what it means, what’s happened so far and where to from here.
Share your views about who represents you.
We're keen to hear from Victorian Aboriginal community members who want to make the Treaty happen. Treaty Circle Facilitators capture the voices of their communities and help drive the pathway to Treaty.
The location and time of each Treaty Circle is up to each Treaty Circle
Facilitator, but they need to happen before April 13 2017. It is up to the
Facilitator to ensure each Treaty Circle is a safe and inclusive space.
All you need to know is in here:
There is also a Representation Questionnaire to give to people who can't attend community consultations. Please send to Treaty, GPO Box 67, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001 by 13 April 2017.
Treaty Circle Facilitator GuidelinesDOC (100.07 KB) As a Treaty Circle Facilitator, you will receive up to $500 reimbursement
to run treaty circles, as well as other support.
If you’re interested in getting out there and talking to your mob about Treaty please contact us today:
Community Consultation on Aboriginal Representation: Have your say about representation and what it might look like; hear about the journey so far and find out about the next steps in the Treaty process.
Learn about the 2016 consultation outcomes including Aboriginal representative options identified.
If you'd like to know more you can read one of our fact sheets:
Aboriginal Representative Structures Fact SheetPDF (76.03 KB) Aboriginal Self-determination Fact SheetPDF (101.28 KB) Aboriginal Treaty Fact SheetPDF (57.77 KB)