Joan Vickery AO 

A driving force behind healthier communities.

1941-2018

Joan Vickery made achieving better outcomes for Aboriginal people her life's mission. Joan also helped build greater understanding of Indigenous issues, particularly in health.

In her own words, Joan simply went where she was needed. It's an understated description for a lifelong commitment to helping others. Not only was her experience of immense value to many in Victoria's health sector, with her dedication to education and justice for her people, Joan helped build healthier communities around the country.