Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP)

Our organisation is a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) for a large area around Melbourne. See the Boundary Map below for the officially recognised area.

The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the “Act”) commenced operation on 28 May 2007 and provides for the protection and management of Victoria’s Aboriginal heritage with processes linked to the Victorian planning system. Please refer to the attached PDF (Heritage Act)

Wurundjeri RAP Area

Statutory responsibilities

Under the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, RAPs have responsibilities for the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage. As a statutory authority, we engage with a large variety of stakeholders including the development industry, local government, state government, and state government agencies.

Cultural Heritage Management Plan

We evaluate Cultural Heritage Management Plans within our RAP area. We do so in close cooperation with Aboriginal Victoria and all relevant stakeholders.

Cultural Heritage Permits

Wurundjeri provides advice on applications for Cultural Heritage Permits, Cultural Heritage Agreements and Protection Declarations.

Due Dilligence Assessments

Our Cultural Heritage Unit also provides Due Diligence assessments, signage and interpretation, and can assist in other matters of compliance with the Act.