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Make a submission

Tell your truth

All First Peoples can make a submission right now through our online submission form.

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What can I share in my submission?

Yoorrook is looking into historic and ongoing systemic injustice experienced by First Peoples since colonisation. You can make a submission on any aspect of injustice that you have experienced. For example:

  1. The story of your local area

  2. The story of you and your family

  3. The past and ongoing impacts of colonisation such as massacres, stolen generations, forced labour, cultural loss, loss of land, intergenerational trauma, forced dislocation from home and land

  4. Stories of resilience and acts of resistance or dissent

You can also make suggestions about changes you would like to see, such as changes to laws or policies.

You can make a submission in whatever form you prefer

For example:
  1. written

  2. video

  3. audio

  1. artwork

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    cultural artefact

  3. photo

Making a submission

You can make your submission through the online submission form.

  • You can prepare your submission beforehand and upload as an attachment or write it directly on to the online form
  • You can return to the unfinished online submission form for up to three months

If you cannot use the online form, you can download a hard copy of the form and return it by mail. 

Publishing your Submission

To help all Victorians understand First Peoples’ experiences of injustice, Yoorrook will publish the submissions it receives on its website, with the consent of the person or group making the submission. Yoorrook will not make your submission public without your consent.

Yoorrook reserves the right to choose not to publish all or part of a submission if it considers it inappropriate to do so. By publishing a submission, Yoorrook expresses no opinion about the content or accuracy of the submission or material referred to in the submission.

We can help you tell your truth

Get help to make a submission

Yoorrook’s truth receivers can help you complete the submission form. If you want, they can also help to take a photo, video or audio recording of your submission.

Yoorrook's truth receivers are trusted community members. For more information and to make an appointment with our team, contact us by phone, email or on the form to the right.

Call 1800 YOO RRK
Email enquiries@yoorrook.org.au

Contact us

If you would like support to make a submission, please fill in the form below and a truth receiver will get back to you soon.

Other ways to get support

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Wellbeing support

Free, confidential and safe social and emotional wellbeing support is available to people who want to tell their truth to Yoorrook.

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Legal support

Yoorrook provides a free and confidential legal service that can give you information and advice about sharing your story safely with us.

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People who can help tell your truth

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Meet the truth receivers

Yoorrook's truth receivers are trusted community members who can help you make your submission.

Meet the truth receivers

Frequently asked questions

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is looking into historic and ongoing systemic injustices experienced by our people since colonisation. Meaning things that happened in the past AND things that are still happening now.

Sharing your story will help Yoorrook create a formal public record of this injustice. It will also help us recommend real changes to the systems and laws affecting our people.

Information sheets

Making a submission fact sheet

Telling Truth at Yoorrook: Information about Yoorrook and how you can tell your truth

Download (PDF, 428KB)
Different ways to tell your truth

Have Your Say - Make a Submission: Guidance on how to make a submission 

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