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Our work on First Nations rights

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


The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission proudly acknowledges and celebrates the First Nations peoples 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 and present.

Advocacy and law reform

  • Promoting self-determination
    Our vision: For First Nations peoples to have the right to decide for themselves how to manage their lands, communities and lives.

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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 acknowledge we work on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We also work remotely and serve communities on the lands of other Traditional Custodians.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.