Have your say

It’s time to tell your truth by making a submission to the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Being heard is the first step towards justice and transformation.

Ways you can share your truth


We want to hear your truth about the injustice and impacts of colonisation on First Peoples of Victoria. Learn more about how you can make a submission and share your truth with us.

Public hearings

Public hearings are formal events where Commissioners hear evidence from witnesses. Witnesses may be questioned by Commissioners and/or counsel. Witnesses at public hearings can be First Peoples invited to tell their truth or representatives of the government or other institutions and organisations who are legally required to appear before the Commission. Learn more about hearings or watch past hearings. 

Issues papers

Issues papers are documents written about  particular topic or thematic area. People and organisations are asked to submit feedback or truth telling in response to what is in the issues paper. Learn more about issue papers or make a submission responding to a current paper.

Truth-telling forums

Truth-telling forums are less formal opportunities to tell your truth. They may be events such as a yarning circles or workshops, round tables, cultural site or community visits. We will advertise these events on the website when they are scheduled.