Links & Resources

Want more information? Below is a list of useful links and resources generated by, or linked to, the work of the Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission before the election of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria.

Quarterly Reports

Quarterly Reports


October - December 2019 539.22 KB 57 downloads


July to September 2019 353.88 KB 2 downloads

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

April to June 2019 413.15 KB 1 downloads

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

January - March 2019 922.27 KB 10 downloads

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

October - December 2018 984.26 KB 0 downloads

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

July - September 2018 3.31 MB 0 downloads

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

April - June 2018 876.21 KB 0 downloads

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

January - March 2018 162.72 KB 3 downloads

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

    Information Sheets

    Information sheets


    Factsheet: About the First Peoples' Assembly 424.11 KB 96 downloads

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

    2019 Elders' Voice report 1.80 MB 98 downloads

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

    The History of Treaty 1.40 MB 33 downloads

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

    How we got to this point (Victoria) 1.34 MB 23 downloads

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

    The international experience 1.40 MB 19 downloads

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

    The Pathway to Treaty 3.41 MB 20 downloads

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

    Treaty in 2019: What's happening 4.33 MB 27 downloads

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

      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 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