Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework

Victorian Government Aboriginal Affairs Report 2013

The Victorian Government Aboriginal Affairs report was tabled in Parliament on 2 April 2014 by the former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon Tim Bull MLA.

VGAAR 2013 - front cover imageThe report provides updates on progress against the areas of strategic priority and targets and measures to close the gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians, as set out in the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2013 - 2018.

As well as providing an important update on progress towards closing the gaps, the 2013 Report includes information on a range of achievements during 2013, evaluations of government policies and programs, updates on departmental Aboriginal inclusion action plans and several case studies, including a focus on local-area partnerships with the Aboriginal community in Mildura and Morwell.

Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Report 2013 (PDF, 1.65 MB ) or (Word, 2.44MB)

 Previous Aboriginal Affairs reports can be viewed on the Publications page.


A New Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework

The Victorian Government has developed a strengthened Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2013 - 2018 (VAAF) to bring together Government and Aboriginal community commitments and efforts and create a better future for Victoria's Aboriginal population. The VAAF was released on 22 November 2012.

Significantly the VAAF recognises and values Aboriginal culture, integrates Government effort, and identifies the accountabilities of Government departments, agencies and funded service providers. This will enable more effective monitoring and evaluation of performance.

The VAAF focuses effort and resources on six Strategic Action Areas that are central to closing the gap in Aboriginal disadvantage. Through the VAAF the Government is committing to 12 headline indicators with achievable targets.

Key priorities are also identified for improved Government effort and reform in Aboriginal affairs:

  • Building prosperity through economic participation;
  • Protecting and supporting vulnerable children and families; and
  • Ensuring access to services that meet the needs of Aboriginal people across the State.

The VAAF recognises that by working together strategically and through sustained and long term collaboration, Government, Aboriginal people and organisations, service providers and the private sector, can deliver improved outcomes for Aboriginal people over the long term.

The VAAF is available at the below links:

For more information and hard copies contact the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria on 03 9208 3020.




Last updated on Monday, 05 January 2015