History was made with the passage through the Victorian Parliament of Australia’s first ever Treaty legislation in June 2018.
Reconciliation Victoria extend our congratulations to the Aboriginal Community members and Government and other MPs who worked so hard together to take this historic step. We acknowledge there is still a huge amount of work to do to negotiate Treaty/ies, and we encourage you all to inform yourself about the process and to get on board to lobby and advocate for a Treaty outcome that results in justice and self-determination for Victoria’s First Nations Peoples.
In February 2019, the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission (the Commission), after extensive consultation with the Aboriginal community, announced the model for the independent organisation which will support Aboriginal communities to negotiate treaty. The democratically elected representative body will be known as the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. Find our more
Reconciliation Victoria has been pleased to collaborate with the Treaty Commission and local councils on a series of Regional Roadshows across Victoria. The aim of the roadshows was to build community support and to engage non-Aboriginal Victorians to support the Treaty process.
To learn more broadly about Treaty, including information about the roadshows, the Treaty Commission and other Aboriginal perspectives on Treaty, please visit our Treaty page.