Get involved in reconciliation

Reconciliation Australia’s purpose is to enable and inspire every Australian to contribute to a more reconciled nation. Start your reconciliation journey and find out how you can get involved.

Connect with state and territory-based reconciliation networks to support local change.

Lend your support to the issues and campaigns key to advancing reconciliation.

Leverage your organisation, school or early learning service’s sphere of influence.

Reconciliation is everyone’s business. It’s what happens where we live, work and play. There are many different ways you can contribute, be it in your home, community, business or school.

The Australian Reconciliation Network is made up of state and territory-based reconciliation groups. Connect with your reconciliation network for local, effective activities in your area.

Reconciliation will not be achieved until Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have equal and equitable access to the same opportunities afforded to non-Indigenous people. Find out more about the campaigns that are making this substantive change a reality.

Consider starting a Reconciliation Action Plan in your organisation or educational institution for a proven, structured and strategic approach to advancing to reconciliation.

Join the conversation and host a National Reconciliation Week event with friends, family or colleagues.

27 May – 3 June is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements. Get ready to host an event, reflect on the theme, and start conversations on reconciliation with friends and family.

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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