Registered Aboriginal Parties

The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) recognises Aboriginal people as the primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage. At a local level, Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs) are the voice of Aboriginal people in the management and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria.

RAPs have responsibilities under the Act relating to the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage, including:

To learn more on the tasks performed by RAPs, read the Information Sheet on the role of Registered Aboriginal Parties (Word 168KB).


Who are the Registered Aboriginal Parties?

The Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council determines which applicants will be registered as RAPs. There are currently ten RAPs in Victoria, listed in alphabetical order below:

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View the state-wide map of RAPS (PDF 3.45 MB). Please note this a high resolution map and may take some time to download.



Status of RAP applications

Find out more about:

Further information


Last updated on Friday, 19 August 2016