We need more people talking about the issues and coming up with innovative ways to create positive change.
We cannot do it alone and there are many ways for you to get involved in the reconciliation journey. From hosting or attending a National Reconciliation Week event; to having a conversation about our work; to donating your time, skills or resources; every action helps us to take another step toward reconciled Australia.
The Close the Gap Coalition together with nearly 200,000 Australians is calling on governments to take real, measurable action to achieve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality by 2030. Show your support by signing the pledge to Close the Gap below.
With your support, we are asking for:
The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.
Anyone can get involved in NRW. Events are held right around the country—in schools, offices, parks and community centres. Holding your own event is easy. Check out our action list for ideas of things to do or visit the ‘what’s on’ section.
Recognise is the people’s movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. Tens of thousands of Australians from all walks of life have already declared their support to recognise the first Australians in our founding document.
Join the Journey to Recognition. It’s the right thing to do.Recognise website
Reconciliation Australia works closely with a number of state reconciliation councils and organisations, all of which are separate, independent bodies.
Currently, state based organisations exist in:
There are currently no reconciliation councils in the Northern Territory, ACT or Tasmania. In NT please visit www.nt.gov.au.
Reconciliation Australia also works with a number of different organisations throughout Australia – Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR groups); local reconciliation groups; state Indigenous affairs departments; and youth reconciliation groups, to name a few.
As an independent not-for-profit organisation, we rely on donations to help us in our many endeavours to create change. Any donation you are able to make is tax-deductable and will be used to fund the programs and projects that are helping to make reconciliation a reality.
Realities like those we’re making through the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program – including filling over 25,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobs and generating $81 million worth of business for Indigenous businesses.
Strong partnerships are a key part of our work and a national focus for reconciliation. Partnerships with organisations and individuals across Australia provide us with pro bono services, seconded staff, funding for new projects, goods and resources. If you’d like to partner with us or share your skills we’d love to hear from you. Contact us