The Traditional Owner Agreements Unit supports agreement-making between Victoria’s Traditional Owners and the State of Victoria under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 and Native Title Act 1993.
We work to ensure Traditional Owner rights are recognised in the sustainable management of public land by leading and coordinating the implementation of DELWP commitments arising from native title determinations, Traditional Owner Settlement Act agreements or other agreements.
We work in collaboration with Traditional Owners, Traditional Owner Land Management Boards, Parks Victoria, DELWP’s regions and policy groups to implement agreements and forge meaningful partnerships founded on mutual respect.
Agreements made under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 recognise and promote Traditional Owner culture, practices and their unique relationships to land and waters, for the benefit of all Victorians.
Our work supports DELWP’s vision for Aboriginal Inclusion by increasing the involvement of Aboriginal Victorians in land, water, natural resource management and the built environment to ensure economic growth and liveable, sustainable and inclusive communities.
View our Aboriginal Inclusion Plan.
Page last updated: 14/07/21