Rock art at Langhi Ghiran on Djab Wurrung Country

Have your voice heard

It's time to tell the truth about the impacts of colonisation on First Peoples in Victoria.

Areas of work

Yoorrook is investigating injustice against First Peoples in Victoria since colonisation. 

In mid-2023 Yoorrook released the Yoorrook for Justice report into the Victorian child protection and criminal justice systems.

Yoorrook is now looking into land, sky and waters, health, housing and education, and economic prosperity. Yoorrook will deliver its final report in 2025.

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Land, sky and waters
The big orange cliffs of Gunigalg, Gariwerd (Grampians) surrounded by green trees and blue sky
The Yoorrook Justice Commission has commenced its inquiry into land, sky and waters as the next part of the truth telling process in Victoria.
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Criminal Justice System
Yoorrook Commissioners presenting the Yoorrook for justice report in their hands with the Yoorrook shield behind them
For First Peoples, the criminal justice system has long been a site of systemic injustice.
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Child protection system
The Wright Family. Aunty Donna, Aunty Joanne Farrant and Aunty Tina photo from the shoulders up
The Yoorrook Justice Commission is looking into the child protection system as part of the truth telling process in Victoria.
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About Yoorrook

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is the first formal truth-telling process into injustices experienced by First Peoples in Victoria.
About Yoorrook

News and Stories

10 July 2024

History of NAIDOC week

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of First Peoples’ achievements, history and culture. We encourage all Victorians to take part in the activities and events, and to learn more about the First Peoples of these lands.
Jarvis overlooking the Birrarung (Yarra) River, in a Treaty for Victoria t-shirt and surrounded by soaring gum tree.
4 June 2024

Yoorrook Justice Commission: Jarvis’ Story

Sitting overlooking the waters where the Yarra River and Merri Creek meet, surrounded by soaring gum trees, Jarvis takes a deep breath. With the camera rolling, he begins to tell his story. 
Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe with Yoorrook colleague Chathuri Wickramasinghe at the NAIDOC flag raising at federation square
31 May 2024

Get to know Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe 

Yoorrook Truth Receiver Stephen Thorpe, who belongs to the Gunnai, Gunditjmara, Yorta Yorta and Palawa nations, shares some insights about his journey to Yoorrook and why he’s passionate about truth telling.
First People performing a traditional ceremonial dance at a Welcome to Country at the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in Portland
16 May 2024

What Yoorrook heard about land, sky and waters

The history of Europeans coming to Victoria 200 years ago and taking First Peoples’ land is a history of wrongdoing and loss. But it is also a story First Peoples’ resistance, survival and strength.
Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Shane Patten, artist Uncle Mick Harding, Yoorrook Chair Eleanor Bourke, Yoorrook Deputy Chair Travis Lovett, Minister for Police Anthony Carbines MP posing with the Yoorrook shield at the Victoria Police headquarters
16 May 2024

Victoria Police commit to change

Victoria Police announces its commitment to 79 reforms in response to Yoorrook Justice Commission recommendations at the unveiling of the Yoorrook shield