Community engagement



What is reconciliation about in Australia?

Reconciliation is about building better relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider community. The process towards reconciliation has been an important part of Aboriginal history.

The journey of reconciliation

2 September 2016 marks 25 years since the establishment of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and the formalisation of the reconciliation journey.

In February 2016, Reconciliation Australia released its landmark State of Reconciliation Report, highlighting what has been achieved under the five dimensions of reconciliation:

  • race relations
  • equality and equity
  • institutional integrity
  • unity
  • historical acceptance

Read the full State of Reconciliation in Australia report.

Organisations that recognise and support reconciliation in Victoria

Aboriginal Victoria supports Reconciliation Victoria, the State body for reconciliation. This helps local reconciliation groups across Victoria to promote awareness of Victoria's Aboriginal communities and work with local government to develop and implement Reconciliation Action Plans.

What else does Reconciliation Victoria do?

Reconciliation Victoria supports events to engage the community in reconciliation, particularly during National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June).

In 2012 Reconciliation Victoria engaged with a range of people across the state to develop a Victorian Reconciliation Framework. The focus of this was to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution.

It also sought to focus and define what Reconciliation is and how to best work with governments and businesses to get the best outcomes in the wider community in the reconciliation process.

Contact Reconciliation Victoria

Level 2
112 Langridge Street
Collingwood Victoria 3066

Postal Address: Collingwood Post Shop
PO Box 1562
Collingwood Victoria 3066

Phone: 03 9016 0657
Fax: 03 9629 7213

For more information about and Reconciliation Action Plans please visit Reconciliation Australia or contact:

Reconciliation Australia
Old Parliament House
King George Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600

PO Box 4773
Kingston ACT 2604

Phone: 02 6273 9200
Fax: 02 6273 9201