Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council
The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (the Council) was created under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 to ensure that Aboriginal people throughout Victoria play a central role in the protection and management of their heritage.
The Council works with key partners to influence policy and build a better understanding and appreciation of Victoria’s rich Aboriginal heritage.
Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal
BGLC represents Traditional Owners from the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk family groups, who were recognised in the 2005 Native Title Consent Determination, the first in south-eastern Australia.
Native Title Services Victoria
Native Title Services Victoria is the legal service that represents native title claimants in Victoria.
Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations
The Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations (FVTOC) is an alliance of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations and the first of its kind in Victoria.
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Barpa Pty Ltd
Barpa is a new entity created by The Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations and Cockram Construction.
National Native Title Tribunal
The National Native Title Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’) is an independent agency established by the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (‘the Act’). The Tribunal comprises a President and Members, who are appointed by the Governor General under the Act to make decisions, conduct inquiries, reviews and mediations, and assist various parties with native title applications, and Indigenous land use agreements (‘ILUAs’).
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. We promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.
Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (OAAV)
Collections of Aboriginal items of cultural heritage significance to Victorian Aboriginal people must be registered with AAV – exceptions are items made for sale, and items held by Museum Victoria and Aboriginal Keeping Places. AAV will visit and register the collection and may be able to provide information on which material is likely to be from Victoria. AAV can also assist museums to make contact with local Recognised Aboriginal groups.
Koorie Heritage Trust
The Curators at the Koorie Heritage Trust may be able to provide information about small numbers of images of Indigenous objects in your collection.
The Discovery Centre at Museum Victoria provides an object identifying service. They may be able to provide information about small numbers of images of Indigenous objects or other objects in your collection.
Museums Australia (Victoria)
Information sheets relating to Aboriginal Collection Items. This information sheet explains aspects of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and provides answers to frequently asked questions about Aboriginal collection items in museums.
The information sheet provides sources of information to assist Victorian museums meet their legal and ethical obligations, meet recognised museum standards, and to make Aboriginal cultural heritage and history more accessible. To Aboriginal communities and the wider population.
MA (Vic)Info Sheet 16
MA (Vic) Info Sheet 17
*Significance – A Guide to Assessing the Significance of Cultural Heritage Objects and Collections,
Heritage Collections Council, 2001.
Significance is a crucial issue for collection management, and also exhibitions, public programs and other interpretation projects. Significance 2 is an updated and expanded accompaniment to the first edition.
This is the website for a free online collection database for basic collection information, managed by Museums Australia (Victoria) in partnership with Museum Victoria.
Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)
Includes a list of conservators and information on how to hire a conservator.
State Library of Victoria The State Library of Victoria offer a paper conservation advice service, by telephone or email. The website also has downloadable guides on care of paper items including documents, photos, books and newspapers and practical information sheets eg dealing with mould.
National Library of Australia (NLA)
The NLA Community History Grants fund community groups with collections of national significance to engage a consultant to undertake a Significance Assessment or Preservation Needs Survey. The assessors report is available on the website, which provides comments on what mistakes people made in their applications last year and tips on applying.
HERITAGE VICTORIA – Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure
Learn about the heritage system in Victoria including the difference between Heritage Victoria and the Heritage Council of Victoria.
Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of this land (see map below). Our family have looked after and cared for the land for over a thousand generations, still caring for it to this very day. This is achieved by having our organisation, Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation (trading as Wadawurrung) representing Traditional Owner interests at all levels of government and community.
Welcome to the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.
Gunditj Mirring was established in 2005 by Gunditjmara traditional owners to progress our rights and interests in native title, cultural heritage and caring for country.