Registered Aboriginal Parties are recognized Aboriginal people per the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act of 2006. Aboriginal people are recognized as the "primary guardians, keepers and knowledge holders of Aboriginal cultural heritage". They protect and manage the Aboriginal cultural heritage in Victoria, Australia.
Registered Aboriginal Party Wikipedia
Aboriginal peoples apply to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council (VAHC), who determines which applicants will be registered as Registered Aboriginal Parties (RAPs).
The current registered parties are:Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation
Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation
Martang Party Ltd
Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation
Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council
Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporations
According to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, "RAPs have responsibilities under the Act relating to the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage, including:evaluating Cultural Heritage Management Plans
providing advice on applications for Cultural Heritage Permits
making decisions about Cultural Heritage Agreements
providing advice or application for interim or ongoing Protection Declarations"