Truth receiver Stephen Thorpe sitting on a rock next to  the Birrarung (Yarra river) at Dights Falls

Make a submission about injustice

Telling the truth about our past will help build a better future for all Victorians

Why make a submission?

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is looking into injustice experienced by First Peoples in Victoria since colonisation - injustice that happened in the past and things that are still happening now.

We all do better when we listen and acknowledge the truth of our past and present.  And we all have a role to play in shining a light on injustice experienced by First Peoples.

By coming together to acknowledge injustice and resolve differences, we can create a shared future for all Victorians.

Your story will help Yoorrook create a public record of this injustice. It will also help Commissioners recommend changes to systems and laws. Yoorrook will provide these recommendations to the Victorian Government and the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria.

“I think it’s important to set the record straight about what really happened and continues to happen to us. I feel the rest of Australia would have more empathy for us if they knew the truth.”
- Tara Fry

How to make a submission

Make a submission online

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
Individual submission form

Other ways to make a submission

Support 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.

Get help to submit

Make a short submission on a specific topic

You can make a short online submission about the topics below by clicking on a form.

Land, Sky and Waters form
Education form
Health form

Learn more about:

Land, Sky and Waters

Make a hard copy submission

If you cannot use the online form, you can download a hard copy of the form and return it by mail to Locked bag 7777 Collingwood VIC 3066. You can also scan and email it to [email protected]

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.

Make an online submission

Make a submission about injustice against First Peoples in Victoria through Yoorrooks online submission forms.

Individual submission form
Organisation submission form

Other submission info

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Why is your submission important?

Listen to truth receiver Shayne talk about why your submission matters.

Contact us

If you would like support to make a submission, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you soon. You can also call us at 1800 YOO RRK (1800 966 775) or email us at [email protected].