Make a submission
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What can I share in my submission?
Submissions should be about historic or ongoing injustice experienced by First Peoples in Victoria. For example you could share truths about:
forced removal from Country
experiences of racism in education, sport and workplaces
actions of the government and courts
documents from your work, school, farm, church or family archive that show how First Peoples have been treated
information that you were taught (or not taught) about First Peoples’ history, culture and experiences during your education
- acts of resistance and resilience
You can also make suggestions about changes you would like to see, such as changes to laws or other ways to address injustice against First Peoples.
Yoorrook cannot decide or resolve individual cases or give any form of compensation. However, if you have experienced injustice as an individual, we encourage you to make a submission about it - sharing your experience will help Yoorrook make recommendations for change.
You can make a submission in whatever form you prefer
Making a submission
You can make your submission through the online submission form.
- You can prepare your submission beforehand then upload it 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
- You can make multiple submissions
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 may publish your submission on its website. Yoorrook will not make your submission public without your consent.
Yoorrook reserves the right to 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.
If you would like support to make a submission, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you soon.
Other ways to get support
Free, confidential and safe wellbeing support is available to First Peoples who want to tell their truth to Yoorrook.
People who can help tell your truth
Frequently asked questions
Anyone can make a submission about injustice experienced by First Peoples in Victoria to the Yoorrook Justice Commission.
Submissions can be made by individuals, groups or organisations.