Protection of Aboriginal places and objects

There is a process to Report and protect a possible Aboriginal place or object.

There are also broader protections available through Aboriginal Heritage Protection Declarations.

Statement on Western Highway Duplication Buangor to Ararat

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is aware a group of local residents and Traditional Owners are currently protesting against a VicRoads highway duplication project at Buangor in Western Victoria.

The protestors claim the project will harm trees they allege to be Birthing Trees / Sacred Trees. At all stages DPC has actively sought advice from Martang and the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC), who are the formally recognised Traditional Owner organisations that represent the Djab Wurrung people, who did not confirm these assertions.