Indigenous initiatives

We recognise the importance and value of positive engagement and working partnerships with Victoria’s many Indigenous communities.

The directions outlined in the VicRoads Indigenous report card below will help us to strengthen our relationships and provide better service to Victoria’s Indigenous community.

View the range of VicRoads current and proposed initiatives:

For more information, contact the Native Title, Cultural Heritage and Stakeholder Consultation Coordinator on 9811 8118.

Acknowledgement of country

The traditional Indigenous owners of the land should be acknowledged at the start of VicRoads meetings with Indigenous stakeholder groups, or in meetings that involve the discussion of Indigenous issues.

For more information, contact the Native Title, Cultural Heritage and Stakeholder Consultation Coordinator on 9811 8118.

Aboriginal cultural heritage

Aboriginal cultural heritage management is an important factor in road planning, road construction and road maintenance. We are committed to:

  • achieving a high standard of management for Indigenous heritage sites in all aspects of our operations
  • protecting significant sites and places
  • maintaining heritage values for present and future generations.

We address the requirements and aspirations of our Indigenous stakeholders by engaging them wherever possible in our Indigenous cultural heritage management processes.

For more information, contact the Native Title, Cultural Heritage and Stakeholder Consultation Coordinator on (03) 9811 8118.

Recognition

We acknowledge and celebrate significant dates for Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. On the following dates the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islands flags are flown at VicRoads offices.

  • 13 February – Anniversary of the National Apology to Stolen Generations of Indigenous Australians
  • 26 May – Sorry Day recognised as part of Reconciliation Week
  • early July – NAIDOC Week (National Aboriginal and Islander Day of Commemoration) – a celebration of the survival of Australian Indigenous culture and peoples
  • 9 August – International Day of Indigenous Peoples

For more information, contact the Indigenous Business Support Officer on (03) 9854 2967.

Indigenous cultural awareness training

Indigenous Cultural Awareness training is compulsory for VicRoads staff. The day of training includes classroom activities with Indigenous Victorian trainers and a site visit guided by a traditional custodian of the land where training is held.

Indigenous road safety information

VicRoads is a member of the National Indigenous Road Safety Working Group. The group holds an annual forum every 2 years.

We are also responsible for the implementation of the L2P learner driver mentor program to assist disadvantaged novice drivers to gain their licences.

For more information contact the L2P Program Coordinator on (03) 9861 7325

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