Make a submission
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What can I share in my submission?
Submissions can be about any historical or ongoing injustice experienced by First Peoples in Victoria.
This could include things like:
The impact of colonisation on Country
Things you want other people to know about your experience being Aboriginal living in this place
The ways government, institutions and individuals have caused harm
The effectiveness of current laws, agreements and policies
The importance of self-determination and human and cultural rights
What needs to change in the future
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 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.