Members of the Border Indigenous community have proudly raised the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander flags outside the Wodonga Police Station.
A crowd recently gathered for a ceremony following 12 months of planning.
Edna Cameron helped hoist the flag and said it was a proud moment not just for her, but her people.
If we ever have to go into the station, we've got somebody looking after usKevin Cameron
Her husband Kevin was an integral part of the idea, which will see flags raised at 26 police stations in the North East.
"I'm so proud to be chosen," she said.
"There's a lot to be done yet, a lot of work, especially for elders.
"We'll walk hand in hand, not separately."
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Mr Cameron said it was "a very historic day for our people".
"I know that our people, if we ever have to go into the station, we've got somebody looking after us," he said.
Inspector Joy Arbuthnot said the ceremony was a step towards reconciliation.
"We recognise that symbolism is a way to build trust in the community," she said.
"Historically the police and police uniform is not a symbol of trust to the community.
"So it's a good way for us to say to the community, we want to work with you.
"We want to continue the steps towards reconciliation."