Apology to the Stolen Generations

Livestream on Friday 24 May 2024: Victoria Police’s acknowledgement and apology to the Stolen Generations.

The Chief Commissioner of Police Shane Patton invites the Aboriginal Community to hear Victoria Police’s acknowledgement and Apology for our role in the removal of Aboriginal children of the Stolen Generations from their families and communities.

When you can access the livestream

The event will be livestreamed on:

Friday, 24 May 2024 from 10.30am - 12.30pm

Details on how to watch the Apology online will be made available on this page closer to the date.


You can reach out to the Yoorrook Justice Commission Response Taskforce if you have any questions. 

Email us at YOORROOKJUSTICECOMM@police.vic.gov.au.

Support services

Support services are available for members of the Stolen Generations and their families.

24-hour support services

Further support services

About the artwork


Apology to Stolen Generations artwork


Artwork by Gary Saunders - a proud Bangerang, Yorta Yorta, Wiradjuri, Dja Dja Wurrung man.

The Yoorrook Justice Commission is represented by the design at the centre of the logo. It is central to the truth telling for injustices for First Nations people and in turn is central to making recommendations for healing, system reform and practical changes to laws, policy and education. The circles represent meeting and community and they are connected through the songlines of culture and understanding.

The circles within each of the elements represent the community members and families and the detail making up the designs show the connectivity through the different groups across the state. These different areas are represented by the different colour backgrounds in each of the circles.

Acknowledgement of Country

Victoria Police respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country throughout Victoria. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging and continue to recognise and embrace the fact that Aboriginal People are connected to the oldest, continuous culture and history.