Community engagement


Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll nominations

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll recognises the achievements of Aboriginal Victorians, both past and present, who have made a profound contribution to their community and to Victoria.

2019 Nominations are now closed

2019 Applications for the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll are now closed.

2019 inductees will be announced later in the year!

Key dates

Opens: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Closes: Friday 31 May 2019

Who is eligible for nomination?

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

How do I nominate someone?

Download the form above or complete the online form. The nomination form includes all the steps required for nomination.

Further information

For more information about the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll, please contact Aboriginal Victoria on 03 8392 5326 or

Why does the Honour Roll exist?

The Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll serves to formally acknowledge and celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians, past and present.

As the Honour Roll builds over time, all people have the opportunity to learn about the contributions and achievements of both historical and contemporary Aboriginal Victorians in the areas of community leadership, human and social rights, activism, sports, music and more. While some individuals may be more widely known than others, all share an equal place of honour on this roll.

This formal and ongoing acknowledgement of the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians is a significant element of reconcilliation. Reconcilliation aims to improve the relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians by raising awareness of the history, culture and significant contributions that Aboriginal Australians make to society.

What is the symbolism of the artwork?

The artwork associated with the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll was created by Mick Harding.

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.

Our Culture, Your Culture
Mick Harding