Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll 2017

Posted 15 June 2017

Nominations for the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll 2017 are now open.

Applications close 5pm Friday 7 July 2017

Earlier this month the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs launched the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll 2017 roadshow at the Gathering Place in Morwell.

Now in its seventh year, the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll (the Honour Roll) acknowledges and celebrates the wide ranging achievements of Aboriginal Victorians, past and present.

The purpose of an Honour Roll road show is to raise public awareness in the local community about the Honour Roll, the achievements of inductees and to encourage more nominations.

In its first six years, 89 people have been inducted in recognition of their outstanding achievements in social, cultural, economic and community leadership and impact.  Their life stories are presented in the Honour Roll book which is on permanent display in the Victorian Parliament.

If you would like to nominate local people who you feel are deserving of being nominated for the Honour Roll please complete nomination form (details below)

New inductees for this year will receive their award at a ceremony to be held later this year.  Joint nominations (such as members of a family) may also be considered for induction.


Copies of the form are also available online at the DPC website


Please note the closing date for nominations is Friday 7 July 2017.


To learn more about the 89 current inductees and how to make a nomination please visit or contact Luke Isaacs at Aboriginal Victoria (03) 8392 5339 or 0427 983 813 or

We feel very strongly about recognising and celebrating our community heroes so thank you for supporting this important initiative.

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