Ensuring a fair and just Treaty process for all Victorians

The Treaty Authority oversees Treaty-making in Victoria

The Treaty Authority is the independent body that oversees Treaty-making in Victoria.

The Treaty Authority will support parties to find common ground in a safe, inclusive and flexible way, which aims to maintain ongoing and respectful relationships and promote healing.

The Comment and Dispute Period for Statewide Treaty is now open

On 17 July 2024, the Treaty Authority entered the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (Assembly) onto the Negotiations Database as the representative body that will negotiate Statewide Treaty on behalf of all First Peoples.

Under the Treaty Negotiation Framework, the Treaty Authority must oversee a two-month Comment and Dispute Period for Statewide Treaty.  The Comment and Dispute Period is an important part of the process for Statewide Treaty, as it allows First Peoples to submit a comment or raise a dispute about whether the Assembly meets the Minimum Standards for entering Treaty negotiations. 

The Comment and Dispute Period opened on 17 July 2024 and will close at 5pm on 17 September 2024.

For more information on the Comment and Dispute Period for Statewide Treaty, refer to the Guide for First Peoples: Comment and Dispute Period for Statewide Treaty

To make a comment or raise a dispute, please follow the link below to the online Comment and Dispute form.

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