The Victorian Treaty Advancement Commission is holding treaty talks in Shepparton next week.
Commissioner Jill Gallagher will inform people of the details of the next phase of the treaty process.
A general meeting will be held on Wednesday from 9 am to 10 am at the Parklake Hotel, 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton.
Following this, a community gathering for Aboriginal community members will be held at the Parklake from 2 pm to 4 pm the same day.
Ms Gallagher said the Commission will establish an Aboriginal Representative Body by mid 2019, which will help make key decisions, including who can negotiate and what is on the negotiating table.
‘‘Traditional owners from this area will run as representative body candidates next year,’’ she said.
‘‘People in the Goulburn Valley area will influence what happens next when it comes to treaty . . . community is at the heart of this journey.’’