Victorian Aboriginal people are acknowledged as Australia's first nations peoples and the custodians of the land and waterways upon which we depend. We acknowledge Victoria's Aboriginal communities and culture and pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.
Aboriginal culture is founded on a strong social, cultural and spiritual order that has sustained more than 70,000 years of existence. Victorian Aboriginal communities and peoples are culturally diverse, with rich and varied heritages and histories. Aboriginal cultural heritage and the ongoing contribution of Aboriginal people and communities to culture and society is acknowledged as a source of strength and pride to enrich the whole Victorian community.