The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 requires all Victorians to protect and conserve Aboriginal cultural heritage. Production companies and their representatives should determine whether proposed film locations are in areas of cultural significance to the Aboriginal people of Victoria.
Information about the cultural significance of a location can be obtained by the relevant permitting authority, such as local government, Parks Victoria or the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Advice should also be sought from the relevant Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP), an organisation legally responsible for managing and protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage for a given area in Victoria.
The Map below illustrates the various RAPs in Victoria. You can contact the RAP directly or the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council for further information.
For more information see Production Resources