First Peoples - State Relations

First Peoples – State Relations is a newly established group within the Department of Premier and Cabinet, responsible for nation-leading work in the areas of cultural rights, self-determination, treaty and truth – an extensive program of priority work with First Peoples.

We recognise Victoria’s First Peoples as the self-determining drivers of Aboriginal affairs in Victoria. We are committed to building ongoing, just and respectful relationships between self-determining First Peoples and the State as a priority focus.

First Peoples – State Relations is also committed to promoting Aboriginal leadership and this is reflected in the group’s executive team. Our new and innovative ways of working are made possible by the strategic leadership of our Aboriginal leaders.

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.