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Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have a treaty with the First Peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have never ceded sovereignty and have long called for treaty / treaties with both state and federal governments. 

The Victorian Government is currently engaging with the Aboriginal community in Victoria to develop a self-determination framework which will involve treaty-making. As part of this process, VACCA has written a Discussion Paper on treaty, self-determination and the Aboriginal Community Controlled Services sector, as well as developed a FAQ booklet to help inform people about treaty – including what it might look like and the impact it could have.

VACCA Treaty Discussion Paper

Click here to read our Discussion Paper on treaty, self-determination and the Aboriginal Community Controlled Services sector.

Treaty FAQ Booklet

Click here to read our Treaty FAQ Booklet to learn about treaty in Victoria, including what it might look like and the impact it could have.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.