About Reconciliation Australia
About us
Reconciliation Australia is the lead body for reconciliation in Australia. We inspire and build relationships, respect and trust between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
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National Reconciliation Week
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
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Reconciliation News
Reconciliation News
Reconciliation News magazine is published twice year in May and October. It features stories, profiles, and information relevant to reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues.
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Reconciliation Australia’s vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. Our purpose is to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.

Our Leadership

Our Board and Leadership Team is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous leaders, dedicated to reconciliation.

Strategic direction

Our Strategic Plan drives national reconciliation through education, engagement, collaboration and knowledge sharing.


Working for Reconciliation Australia is an opportunity to contribute directly to advancing reconciliation.

We are here to answer your enquiries, questions, and requests.

Get involved
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Get involved
Reconciliation is everyone's business. It can be fostered in our homes, communities, schools, and workplaces. There are many different ways to contribute and start your reconciliation journey. Find out about how you can get involved.
Our history
Reconciliation Action Plans
20 Years of Reconciliation Australia
While officially established in 2001, the road that lead to Reconciliation Australia’s inception started much earlier—with Australia’s first formal process of reconciliation in 1991. Learn more about Reconciliation Australia's predecessor, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, and the movement that lead to where we are today.


Interested in working in a dedicated and respectful organisation dedicated to advancing reconciliation? Find current vacancies and enquire about working for Reconciliation Australia. 


Interested in working in a dedicated and respectful organisation dedicated to advancing reconciliation? Find current vacancies and enquire about working for Reconciliation Australia. 

Latest news from Reconciliation Australia

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NRW Reconciliation News out now!

Packed full of National Reconciliation Week 2024 content, the May edition of Reconciliation News is all about Now More Than Ever.

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Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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