Criminal Record Fact Sheets

Setting the record straight

Do you have a criminal record? Would you like more information about your rights and responsibilities when it comes to getting a job, joining a board, getting insurance and other situations you might face?

Woor-Dungin has collaborated with its partners Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association, Mallee District Aboriginal Services, Willum Warrain, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, as well as a range of legal experts, to produce a series of fact sheets for Aboriginal people living in Victoria who have a police record.

HICSA criminal record fact sheet launch, June 2017. (L-R) Wurundjeri Elder Kim Wandin, Woor-Dungin EO Christa Momot, HICSA CEO Anne Jenkins and Eastern Community Legal Centre’s Anita Koochew

The fact sheets are designed to give some clear information about the law and your rights in different situations, and also list contact details of organisations you can call if you need some advice or help.

They are for information purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed. If you need advice, please contact a lawyer.

The following fact sheets are now available:

Click here to watch a video of the Melbourne fact sheet launch.

Winda-Mara CRDP fact sheet launch, March 2017. Photo courtesy of Winda-Mara



Woor-Dungin would like to thank all the people and organisations who contributed to the production of these fact sheets, including the following:

Bronwyn Naylor
Cheryl Vickery
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Consumer Action Law Centre
Consumer Affairs Victoria
Denis Nelthorpe
Department of Health and Human Services
Doseena Fergie
Elizabeth Proctor
Eadie Allen
Federation of Community Legal Centres
Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association
Justice Connect
Kirsty Savage
Law Institute of Victoria
Leia Mihailidis
Lexi Ressom
Lorraine Langley
Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Michael Bell
Nick Byrne
Office of the Public Advocate
Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Peter Aldenhoven
Sherree Chaudhry
Stan Winford
Suncorp Insurance
Sylvia Rowley
Taneisha Shaw
Vicki Clark
Victoria Law Foundation
Victoria Legal Aid
Victoria Police
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
Women’s Legal Service