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Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Advisory Panel

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Advisory Panel

Background

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll (VAHR) was established in 2011 as a way of celebrating and commemorating the contributions of Aboriginal people to their communities and to Victoria as a whole. The VAHR provides annual recognition to Aboriginal Victorians, past and present, and incorporates the incredible stories of the inductees into the formal history of the state. The VAHR is an ongoing program delivered by Aboriginal Victoria, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The VAHR itself sits proudly in the Victorian Parliament and is also accessible on the Aboriginal Victoria website. The stories contained within the VAHR are stories of resilience, determination, leadership, courage and hope.

Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll Advisory Panel

The VAHR Advisory Panel provides advice on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal community to Aboriginal Victoria and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on matters concerning the operation of the VAHR.

The VAHR Advisory Panel assesses all nominations in accordance with the VAHR Terms of Reference and makes recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs on inductions.

Application procedure

Step 1: Check that you are eligible to apply for the VAHR Advisory Panel.

Step 2: Send a cover letter and completed Expression of Interest Form to Rebecca Gerrett-Magee, Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Victoria on 8392 5326 or at rebecca.gerrett-magee@dpc.vic.gov.au

Expression of Interest Form Expression of Interest FormPDF (117.96 KB)

Step 3: Aboriginal Victoria will assess all Expressions of Interest, make recommendations to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and contact all applicants regarding the outcome of their application.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage
  • be a member of the Victorian Aboriginal community
  • reside in the state of Victoria
  • have capacity to attend regular VAHR Advisory Panel meetings
  • have capacity to read and assess many nominations
  • have ability to provide advice on nominee/s to the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll

Further information

For further information please contact Rebecca Gerrett-Magee, Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Victoria on 8392 5326 or at rebecca.gerrett-magee@dpc.vic.gov.au