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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

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Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries

1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

1300 152 494

NRS Voice Relay
1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.