Through GMTOAC, Gunditjmara people ensure that our cultural obligations and responsibilities which arise from Gunditjmara country and under Gunditjmara law, custom and beliefs are upheld and recognised for the protection and benefit of our traditional lands and waters and for our respect to our Gunditjmara ancestors and for our Elders.
Through the self-determination of the Gunditjmara community, GMTOAC upholds the following pillars in order to advance the cultural identity and standing of Gunditjmara peoples:
· Strengthening Gunditjmara Resources;
· Celebrating Gunditjmara Community and Culture; and
· Providing Collective Leadership.
GMTOAC is a Registered Native Title Body Corporate under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and a Registered Aboriginal Party under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (Vic).
GMTOAC has acquired and holds culturally significant properties across Gunditjmara country on behalf of the Gunditjmara community. GMTOAC promotes and realises the continuing connection to country by Gunditjmara people through its caring for country programs and projects across its properties and all of Gunditjmara country.