Nominees must be Aboriginal Victorians (currently living or have lived in Victoria) who:
- have had a significant influence that has instigated change for the betterment of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in a particular field
- have made lasting contributions that have benefited the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities throughout Victoria, Australia or internationally
Nominees will be assessed according the following criteria:
- lasting contributions
- role within the Victorian Aboriginal community
- presence within the Victorian Aboriginal community
Applications are assessed by an independent panel of Aboriginal community members. Panel members are required to demonstrate their capacity to represent the Victorian Aboriginal community through an expression of interest, submitted to First Peoples - State Relations.
The panel then provides recommendations to the Minister for Treaty and First Peoples for endorsement.
Where do you start?
Firstly, check the criteria to ensure your nominee is eligible. Our independent community panel is looking for people who demonstrate excellence in their field, make a significant contribution, and who are role models in community.
You can nominate someone online by:
The artwork associated with the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll was created by Mick Harding. Mick Harding is an Elder of the Taungurung people.
The blues and greens of our country
"The range of green leaves represent the diversity of Traditional Owners throughout Victoria and the shield that floats inside them represents the resilience of our people over thousands of generations that we have been here.
The concentrated line work represents our unique symbolism that we use to explain our connection to country here in Victoria. The wavy blue lines represent the ocean and inland waterways that surround and run through Victoria. The subtle arcs that run through the water bodies represent the importance of water and our relationship and responsibility to it."
Reviewed 20 August 2023