Links & Resources

Want more information? Below is a list of useful links and resources generated by the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria and an archive of resources produced by the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission

Information on the Treaty process


Infographic: About the interim dispute resolution process 633.29 KB 55 downloads

The Assembly needs to agree a process to resolve disputes that arise between the...

Infographic: About the Treaty Authority 709.49 KB 51 downloads

The Treaty Authority will be the independent umpire in the treaty process. Learn...

Factsheet: Treaty, treaties or both - opportunities in each model 1.83 MB 43 downloads

The type of Treaty model (a statewide Treaty for all Aboriginal Victorians, multiple...

Factsheet: Treaty, Treaties, or both? 219.08 KB 77 downloads

One of the first decisions for the Assembly is the type of Treaty model that will...

The History of Treaty 1.40 MB 81 downloads

Treaty is not a new concept in Australia. There have been repeated calls for Treaty...

The international experience 1.40 MB 43 downloads

The treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 by Maroi Chiefs and representatives of...

    Information on the Assembly


    2019 Elders consultations on a definition of an Elder 188.27 KB 10 downloads

    2019 Elders consultations on a definition of an Elder ...

    Summary of the 2019 PIC Report on consultations with Elders 650.39 KB 13 downloads

    Summary of the 2019 PIC Report on consultations with Elders ...

    Governance and decision making map 178.52 KB 49 downloads

    This diagram maps out how the Assembly makes its decisions, its governance environment,...

    Factsheet: About the First Peoples' Assembly 546.40 KB 195 downloads

    This factsheet provides an overview of the role of the Assembly, its structure, and...

    2019 Elders' Voice report 1.80 MB 174 downloads

    In 2019 the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission contracted PricewaterhouseCooper’s...

      Report: Statewide Gathering / Feedback

      This report gives details on community feedback on the proposed First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria model, released in September 2018. It outlines what the Commission is working on in response to the feedback.

      Report: Elders Forum

      This report outlines discussions at the Elders Forum in September 2018, and sets out the path forward to embed an Elders’ voice within the Assembly.

      Final Treaty Working Group Report: Design of the Aboriginal representative body

      This report outlines the Aboriginal Treaty Working Group’s final recommended design for the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (formerly referred to as the Aboriginal representative body) as informed by community consultation and the recommendations of the Community Assembly.

      It was handed to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Hon Natalie Hutchins MP in March 2018.

      Pathway to Treaty

      This is a brief, 2-page summary of the journey to treaty.

      It sets out the role of the representative body and its responsibilities.

      Final statement: Community Assembly

      This is the final report from the Community Assembly, a group of 31 Aboriginal people who resolved key questions in late 2017.

      The Assembly made recommendations around the election process for the Aboriginal representative body.

      Every recommendation has been accepted by the Treaty Working Group.

      Establishing Instrument of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission

      Proclaimed by Governor in Council on 12 December, 2017

      This Establishing Instrument creates the office of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner.

      It specifies the Commissioner’s responsibilities, and outlines key matters relating to the operations of the Commissioner, such as staffing, governance and reporting responsibilities.


      Connecting home

      Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations

      Deadly Questions – find out more, and ask questions about Aboriginal cultures

      Reconciliation Victoria – statewide body promoting reconciliation across Victoria

      Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) – an independent national network, working in support of justice, rights and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

      Quarterly Reports of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission


      October - December 2019 539.22 KB 81 downloads


      July to September 2019 353.88 KB 7 downloads

      Following the close of Candidate nominations, voting commenced with options for community...

      April to June 2019 413.15 KB 4 downloads

      In this quarter enrolments and candidate nominations opened for the First Peoples'...

      January - March 2019 922.27 KB 12 downloads

      Aboriginal Representative Body was always a temporary name for the body, the Commission...

      October - December 2018 984.26 KB 2 downloads

      Following the September Statewide Gathering and subsequent feedback period, the Commission...

      July - September 2018 3.31 MB 2 downloads

      This quarter saw an intense focus on engaging with community on the treaty process...

      April - June 2018 876.21 KB 3 downloads

      The Commission is focusing on embedding Elders within the Aboriginal Representative...

      January - March 2018 162.72 KB 7 downloads

      Launch of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission and final report on the design...

        Archived information sheets

        Note content may no longer be current. See factsheets at top of page for most up to date information.


        How we got to this point (Victoria) 1.34 MB 39 downloads

        Since February 2016, the Aboriginal Victorian community and the Victorian government...

        The Pathway to Treaty 3.41 MB 28 downloads

        The role of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission (VTAC) is to establish a...

        Treaty in 2019: What's happening 4.33 MB 31 downloads

        Aboriginal communities are working towards Treaty with the State of Victoria. To...