Victorian Aboriginal Economic Priorities

Victorian Aboriginal Economic Strategy

The Victorian Aboriginal Economic Strategy was launched by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on 6 December 2013. The Strategy leverages the strengths of Aboriginal Victorians and the State economy to build opportunity and economic prosperity and deliver better life outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians.VAES cover image - with border

Economic participation and development are central to the Government's reform agenda for closing the gap, the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2013–2018. The Strategy extends from education, to more job opportunities with career pathways, and growing Aboriginal business enterprise and investment.

Actions under the Strategy build on efforts across the Victorian Government and leverage private sector partners, to deliver strong outcomes in education, training employment and business enterprise.

A Victorian Aboriginal Economic Board will be established to support delivery of the Strategy, cut through red tape and build strategic connections with industries and the finance sector.

The development of the Strategy was informed by Ministerial Roundtables and targeted consultations held during 2013, discussions at the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Development Summit hosted in 2012 and the work of the Victorian Aboriginal Economic Development Group.

The Strategy is available at the following links:


Aboriginal employment in the public sector

The Victorian Government is committed to increasing Aboriginal employment and improving career pathways across the Victorian public sector, to improve the overall capability of the public sector, while also providing opportunity that strengthens Aboriginal economic outcomes.

Karreeta Yirramboi: the Victorian Aboriginal Public Sector Employment and Career Development Action Plan 2010-15 was developed in partnership with the Aboriginal community.

The Karreeta Yirramboi: An Employer Toolkit to Grow Aboriginal Employment in Your Organisation provides information and advice to assist the VPS to grow Aboriginal employment. The Toolkit is a useful reference for other industries committed to growing Aboriginal employment.

The Plan and Toolkit are available at the following links:

The Toolkit is available on the Victorian Public Sector Commission website.


Last updated on Tuesday, 18 August 2015