Start your RAP

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) gives your organisation a framework to contribute to the reconciliation movement.  RAPs deliver tangible and substantive benefits for First Nations peoples and increase cultural safety in the workplace.

From registration to accreditation, find out the steps you must complete to develop a RAP.

To get started on your RAP development journey, complete the registration process.

Ready for feedback? Submit your draft RAP to receive a review of your commitments.

Want to start a RAP at your school or early learning service? Visit our Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education platform, for RAPs specifically tailored to education institutions, and for access professional learning and curriculum resources.

Our program is large and diverse — there is no such thing as a generic RAP. All RAPs are unique and tailored to the business, industry, and context of the particular partner.

The impact of RAPs

The latest RAP Impact report shows the tangible, positive and sustained effect the RAP program has had on advancing reconciliation.

With data on employment, procurement and uptake of RAP activities, the report shows the program is creating tangible benefits for organisations and First Nations peoples.

The RAP Framework

The four RAP types, Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate, allow organisations to continuously develop their reconciliation commitments.

Find out which RAP is right for you.

RAP information webinars

We invite you to join one of our weekly information webinars. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the RAP Program and meet our team.

Starting with a presentation and followed by a live Q&A, our sessions unpack the RAP Development Process from registration to accreditation.

Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
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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