Aboriginal people inhabited what is now Victoria for many thousands of years prior to European settlement. The land was divided up into individual nations with their own language and distinct communities.
Learn about the lifestyle, traditions and beliefs of Australia's first people at a number of cultural sites and attractions in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Located at Melbourne Museum, Bunjilaka celebrates the history, life and culture of Victoria's Aboriginal people through a number of permanent displays, changing exhibitions and interactive experiences. The beautiful indigenous Milarri Garden showcases the plants and waterways of significance to Aboriginal people, with eel feeding during the warmer times of the year.
Krowathunkooloong Keeping Place is a museum housing a vast collection of artefacts, art and information where visitors can learn about the history, heritage and culture of Aboriginal East Gippsland. The displays feature shields with traditional markings, boomerangs, bark canoes, grass baskets, videos and an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art.