Reconciliation Victoria and ANTaR Victoria 2017 AGMs

and Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum 

28th October 2017 - 10am to 2.15pm


The forum will include panel discussion:

'Self Determination in Action': practical, community based examples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination'

To be followed by a discussion:

'From Talk to Action - how to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination in your community , networks and workplaces'

Eventbrite invitation to RSVP, Program, Council Nomination Form, Proxy Form and AGM Agenda


The Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum was held on the 26th August 2017.  

Our Victorian Reconciliation Network Forum was held on Saturday 26th August 2017 with an audience of over 60 reconciliation friends including Local Reconciliation Group representatives from across Victoria, individual community members and people new to reconciliation!

Jason Eades moderated the day and Reconciliation Victoria's Co-Chairs, Belinda Duarte and Michelle Isles provided an overview of our new strategy, outlining our facilitation role focussing on the areas of local government, building the capacity of new and existing local reconciliation groups and networks and defining our role in education - our Strategic Plan summary can be found here.

The forum provided an opportunity to hear about Reconciliation Victoria's work, including the initial outcomes of the Grassroots Reconciliation Local Reconciliation Groups Survey. There was discussion and sharing of ANTaR Victoria's and LRG's work as well as how to get involved in reconciliation in your community.

Jill Gallagher provided an update around Constitutional Reform and Treaty with opportunity for the audience to participate in some productive discussion.

We thank everyone for their valuable contributions on the day, particularly Jason Eades, Jill Gallagher, Local Reconciliation Group representatives and our volunteers who help us achieve a lot with very little! Check back soon for notes and handouts from the day.

Please click here for the presentation and here for the notes from the day.












2017 Reconciliation Forum on Dja Dja Wurrung Country

Visit here for a round up and photos

2016 AGM and Statewide Reconciliation Forum

Visit our webpage for full round up and report

Budj Bim tour and forum

During April over 35 reconciliation supporters from around Victoria gathered on Gunditjmara country at Budj Bim, to learn about the Gunditjmara peoples’ connection to this very special place, and to connect with each other, to share, learn and build a stronger reconciliation movement. 

The group included people from Geelong, Shepparton, Ballarat, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Port Phillip, Whitehorse, Stonnington, Banyule, Macedon Ranges, Moreland, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Ranges.

We were welcomed to Country by Aunty Eileen Alberts and given a fascinating tour by Elder Denis Rose around the various sites that make up Budj Bim and Lake Condah Mission.  These included the sophisticated aquaculture systems, including stone eel traps and channels designed by the Gunditjmara people thousands of years ago.

Denis also provided an overview of the Glenelg Aboriginal Partnership Agreement, an outstanding example of collaboration between local government and Aboriginal communities in Victoria. It was a special weekend and a privilege to spend time on this sacred country of global historical significance.

Our Gunditj Mirring Tour Guide Denis Rose speaks to group at Muldoon Eel Trap near Lake Condah (above) and house site at Tyrandarra Wetlands.

Click to read the LRG Forum notes

Read also Sylvia Edgar's report of the weekend.  (Sylvia is a member of Port Phillip Citizens for Reconciliation)

Moves are being made to have the area declared a World Heritage site, to be restored and protected for future generations. If you are interested in knowing more about the Gunditjmara people and the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, and the World Heritage nomination, there are excellent resources on the Gunditj Mirring website

Read more about Budj Bim

Inverloch LRG Forum June 2015

LRG Forum, 13 June 2015, Inverloch.

Shearwater Festival Working Group and friends performing Acknowledgement of Country

Emily Chauvel Byrne and Patrice Mahoney

LRG Round Up of Activities for 2013 - 2015

Below is a summary of group activities for 2013 - 2015 from a selection of the LRGs in our network. It shows the strength and diversity of the groups as well as how much can be accomplished with such limited resources!


Saturday February 21: Father Tuckers, BSL. Download the agenda and minutes.

Saturday June 13: Inverloch. AgendaMinutes.

Saturday October 10 - Joint ANTaR and RecVic AGM and State Wide Reconciliation Symposium, at KGI. See report


Previous Minutes

November 8 2014- AGM

September 6, 2014


LRG Summary of Activities for 2013 

LRG Summary of National Reconciliation Week 2014

If your group isn't listed and you would like to add your summary, please contact the office