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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

 

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting people in most need, Australian Red Cross is increasing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Learn more about Australian Red Cross' Reconciliation Action Plan »

We aim to support families and communities as they determine and lead their own solutions to achieve positive change. This means we are guided by, and answerable to, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations we work with.

Red Cross does not compete with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and their services, or seek to replace them.

Our ways of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is focused on:

Together as partners »
Building long-term and respectful partnerships by working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations to determine and lead their own solutions.

Culturally accessible »
Working with the most vulnerable people is the responsibility of the whole organisation and as such we aim to ensure that every part of Red Cross is culturally accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment »
Employing local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who understand their communities, and help us work best together.



Photos: Michelle and Yarra now have a home of their own after being homeless (Australian Red Cross/Cathy Friel). Heading Home caseworker Wilma Kemp catches up regularly with William Solomon to see how he's going in his new unit (Australian Red Cross / Leigh Harris). Elder Clara Johnson from Colebrook Aboriginal community near Port Augusta, South Australia (Australian Red Cross / Wayne Quilliam).

Country connections

The Welcome to My Country camp brought 16 young people from across Australia to showcase their cultural and community strengths. Learn more »

A peaceful place

Red Cross runs a short stay facility in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, with priority access for people from Tjuntjuntjara and the Spinifex Lands in the Great Victoria Desert. Learn more »

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