Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

The Victorian Government proudly acknowledges Victoria’s First Nations peoples and their ongoing strength in practising the world’s oldest living cultures. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we live and work, and pay our respect to their Elders past and present.

Despite the past and present impacts of colonisation, Aboriginal people, families and communities remain strong and resilient. We recognise the contribution of Aboriginal people and communities to Victorian life and how this continues to enrich our society more broadly.

About the Anti-Racism Strategy

Together with Victoria's Anti-Racism Taskforce, we are developing Victoria's first ever Anti-Racism Strategy, due to be released in mid-2022.

The strategy will seek to proactively prevent and address racism in Victoria and improve the lives of our state's multicultural and multifaith communities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Over the next few months, we will be holding targeted consultations with multicultural and multifaith communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations, key sector organisations, academics and subject matter experts.

Message from the Anti-Racism Taskforce Co-Chairs

Anti-Racism Co-Chair Sheena Watt MP

Sheena Watt MP

Anti-Racism Co-Chair Josh Bull MP

Josh Bull MP

How to Participate

It is important to us that a wide cross section of the Victorian community provides input into the strategy development and we want all Victorians have an opportunity to have their say.

In this survey, we invite you to tell us:

  • your experiences of racism and discrimination in Victoria, and Australia more broadly
  • what you believe are the key issues, priorities and needs that should be addressed in the Anti-Racism Strategy
  • your ideas on effective ways to reduce racism here in Victoria.

Your input will inform the focus and strategic direction of the strategy.

This survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete

All answers are anonymous. We ask that you avoid including any identifying information about yourself or anyone else in your answers.

Next Steps

Data and information from this survey will be shared with the Anti-Racism Taskforce after this consultation closes.

Your input will help inform the development of Victoria's first Anti-Racism Strategy.

The Strategy will be launched in mid-2022.