Victorian Aboriginal Languages

Listen to Koorie people speaking the names of their own languages.

More information

For more information, contact the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) at

This map shows the diversity of languages of Victorian Aboriginal people. Each message stick is located within the Country connected to that language.

Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) identifies 38 languages and 11 language families in Victoria. Many of the 38 languages are further divided according to clan groups and their traditional lands, while the 11 language families are grouped according to shared words, grammar and sounds.

Interview with Paul Paton, VACL CEO, about the Victorian languages map