Aboriginal Affairs Victoria (AAV) administers State and Commonwealth legislation that provides blanket protection for Indigenous sites and places in Victoria and is responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of priority Victorian Government policies and programs relating to Aboriginal people.
AAV works in partnership with Aboriginal organisations in Victoria to manage heritage sites and places and maintains the State Register of Indigenous Sites and Places. Access to this material is provided in accordance with Indigenous community approval. All Aboriginal heritage places, regardless of whether they are listed on this register, are protected under legislation and require a permit from the local Aboriginal community before they can be disturbed or destroyed.
AAV liaises with Aboriginal communities, other Victorian Government agencies, Commonwealth Government agencies, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) and non-government agencies to develop policies relating to all aspects of programs that affect Indigenous people.
Key information on
the Aboriginal Affairs Victoria web site relevant to the coast
of Victoria includes:
This table summarises the role and responsibility of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria in coastal management.
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