Acknowledgement of Aboriginal Victoria

The Victorian Government proudly acknowledges Victorian Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and waters on which we rely. We celebrate that Australia is rich in living Aboriginal culture, based on the values of reciprocity and respect for Elders and Country.

Treaty with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians

In Victoria, through treaty, there will be an important shift in the relationship between the State and Traditional Owners and First Peoples. This shift may enable greater Aboriginal control over decision making. The Victorian Government commits to working proactively to support this work in line with the aspirations of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria.

Ageing well in Victoria will involve regular reviews. This is so the plan may evolve or be updated to align with the Victorian treaty process, including actions, activities and supporting governance arrangements.