Supporting Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Traditional Owners to apply for positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council.

Up to three positions are currently available on the 11-member council, which is made up exclusively of Victorian Traditional Owners.

The council’s role is to strengthen understanding and respect for Aboriginal cultural heritage and to ensure responsibility for heritage remains with Traditional Owners.

The responsibilities of Council include:

  • being the central coordinating body responsible for ancestral remains in Victoria
  • providing advice to the ministers for Aboriginal Affairs and Planning
  • providing advice to the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • determining applications from Traditional Owner groups seeking to become Registered Aboriginal Parties
  • promoting public awareness and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • managing the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Fund
  • facilitating research into Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria.

Victorian Traditional Owners who reside in the state, have extensive knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage and its regulatory environment and have time to commit to council duties are encouraged to apply.

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