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Our work on Aboriginal rights

Aboriginal Victorian Traditional Owners maintain that their sovereignty has never been ceded. The strength, resilience and pride of Aboriginal Victorians, their cultures, communities and identities continues to grow and thrive today despite the impact of colonisation and ongoing human rights challenges. The Commission celebrates the important contribution of the Victorian Aboriginal community in progressing human rights.


The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission proudly acknowledges and celebrates the First Peoples of Victoria and their ongoing strength in upholding some of the world’s oldest living cultures. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout what is now Victoria, where we live and work, and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

Advocacy and law reform

Related resources

Aboriginal Cultural Rights – Jun 2018