Fight for rights

Throughout history, Victorian men and women have fought to achieve basic rights for all Victorians.

Simple things that we take for granted today – like a woman's right to vote, or a shopkeeper's right to a shorter working day – weren't always so simple.

Learn about the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights in Victoria, from the 1967 referendum to 2008's ‘Sorry Day'. Discover who fought for Victorian women's right to equal pay, how the 8-hour working day came to be, and what these stories mean to Victorians today.

From the 8-hour day to retail working conditions, discover the history of workers' rights in Victoria.
Find out how Indigenous issues in Victoria today can be traced back to European settlement.
Learn about the Victorian women who fought tirelessly for basic rights, like equal pay and the right to vote.