Aboriginal Affairs Policy in Victoria

The Victorian Government has a long-standing commitment to closing the gap and working in partnership with the Aboriginal community.

The overarching policy framework is the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2018-2023 (VAAF). It reflects Victoria’s bipartisan commitment to achieving long-term generational change to close the gap in education, health and wellbeing, economic and justice outcomes. The VAAF provides specific indicators, targets and measures under six strategic action areas:

  • maternal health and early childhood health and development;
  • education and training;
  • economic participation;
  • health, housing and wellbeing;
  • safe families and communities and equitable justice outcomes; and
  • engaged people and confident communities.


Each year the Victorian Government releases an annual report on progress against the VAAF and broader Aboriginal affairs commitments.

Underpinning the VAAF are a number of key Aboriginal specific strategies relating to education, health, human services, economic participation and development, family violence and justice.

Delivery of the Aboriginal affairs reform agenda involves collaborative effort across all state government departments. Further details on Aboriginal specific policies being implemented by departments can be found at the links below:



Last Updated: October 15, 2019 at 12:37 pm

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