Located in the north east of the state, Victoria’s High Country forms a significant part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range. From Kinglake to Mount Buller, from Marysville to Rutherglen, this region is unlike any other in Victoria, and it’s connection to country is just as unique.

The lands and waters of Victoria’s High Country are the ancestral home of many First Nations groups including the Taungurung, Yorta Yorta, Pangerang, Minjambuta, Duduroa and Jaimathang, while many contested land and language areas remain.

As part of a tourism industry that welcomes visitors to these ancient lands, skies and waterways, we acknowledge our responsibility to represent the deep and complex history of Victoria’s High Country with respect and sincerity.

We are committed to ongoing, meaningful engagement and collaboration with our local indigenous groups, to further our knowledge and understanding of the High Country’s Indigenous history.

We aim to elevate collaboration with First Peoples to support products and experiences that are developed and delivered by traditional custodians, and actively seek opportunities to collaborate with indigenous Australians to develop cultural tourism products and experiences that highlight the High Country’s cultural history.

There are several Victorian Registered Aboriginal Parties in Victoria's High Country.

Some of these groups offer immersive, educational cultural experiences that honour and regenerate First Nations stories and contribute to the positive future of indigenous culture.

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See below for information on how you can get involved and learn more about the First Nations people of the High Country.