Gunaikurnai Identity Card and Membership
- Take game or fauna
- Gather firewood
- Camp (note fee exemptions do not apply to the Buchan Caves Tours)
Collection of Natural Resources
The collection of natural resources, is allowed for personal use only. You are not allowed to collect natural resources or firewood to sell.
If Gunaikurnai want to collect other types of natural resources, you will need to reach agreement with the State first. To do this you need to write to the State (or ask Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) to write on your behalf) with information about what you would like to collect. If granted permission, the State may put restrictions on this resource collection, for example certain quantity at a certain place / places at a particular time of the year (similar to the bag limits and seasonal restrictions that apply to various types of fish under a fishing licence).
If the public camping grounds is one which involves a booking system, due to being a popular spot, Gunaikurnai will still need to be part of that system. This means you must book the campsite, even though you do not pay camping fee.
You will also have to comply with camping rules and regulations, such as cleaning up and taking all your camping gear with you when you leave.
Non-Gunaikurnai Spouses and Partners
Therefore, non-Gunaikurnai spouses and partners are still required to have a permit or licence, and pay the relevant fees.
Note: Parks VIC (PV), Department Environment Land Waters Planning (DELWP) staff may ask for proof of identification, and they may also call Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) to confirm you are Gunaikurnai.
To apply for an identity card and to overcome any fraudulent activities among our community, the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) has set some stringent guidelines of which these cards will be issued.
These guidelines will also assist the agencies like DELWP and Parks VIC who will be enforcing incorrect activities with incorrect people.