Declared Indigenous Protected Areas in Victoria
Deen Maar Indigenous Protected Area
Deen Maar lies on the south-west cost of Victoria, near the community of Yambuk. The property is four and half square kilometres of rolling sand dunes, limestone ridges, river, lake and wetlands, located in the South East Coastal Plain bioregion.
Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area
Kurtonitj Indigenous Protected Area is a beautiful 353 hectare marshland halfway between Victoria's Mt Eccles volcanic plain and the sea. Right in the centre of the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape - Kurtonitj is sacred to the Gunditjmara people with enormous cultural, archaeological and environmental significance.
Lake Condah Indigenous Protected Area
Lake Condah Indigenous Protected Area is made up of 1,700 hectares of significant wetlands and stony rises right next to the historic lava flows of Mount Eccles National Park in south-west Victoria.
The area is part of the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape listed in 2004. Lake Condah was included in the listing because of its outstanding cultural heritage value for all Australians.
Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area
The ancient volcanic landscape of Tyrendarra was created by the spectacular eruption of Budj Bim (Mount Eccles) around 27,000 years ago. This region is a traditional meeting place and camping area for the Gunditjmara people - the land is part of major Dreaming trails and an important ceremonial site.