Reconciliation Action Plan

Artist Riki Salam's piece for the NRMA's RAP: Keep Country Moving

The NRMA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways on which our organisation operates. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future.

Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June)

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW are the same each year: 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey — the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

The National Reconciliation Week 2022 theme, Be Brave. Make Change. is a challenge to all Australians — individuals, families, communities, organisations and government — to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians. We ask all our people and Members to make change beginning with brave actions in their daily lives – where they live, work, play and socialise.

NAIDOC Week 2022 (3 July – 10 July)

NAIDOC Week is a chance for all Australians to celebrate the rich history, culture and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Each year the NRMA Group celebrates and acknowledges NAIDOC Week across our businesses. We encourage our people to reflect on the understanding Indigenous Australians hold towards preserving the country we call home and learn from them – they have much to teach us. 

This year’s theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! calls on all of us to stand up for systemic change. The relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non‑Indigenous Australians needs to be based on justice, equity, and the proper recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights. Whether it’s seeking proper environmental, cultural and heritage protections, Constitutional change, a comprehensive process of truth-telling, working towards treaties, or calling out racism - we must do it together.

Please join us in celebrating NAIDOC Week with family, friends and colleagues and reflecting on how we can all do our part to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

View the 2019-2022 NRMA Reconciliation Action Plan

View the 2016-2018 NRMA Reconciliation Action Plan

NRMA RAP artwork

For 100 years, the NRMA has helped Australians on their journeys, and we strive to keep our communities moving together. We are people moving people.

In July 2019, we launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), to signify our continued dedication in providing meaningful and sustainable outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.

As the NRMA is transforming from a roadside assistance company into a transport and tourism organisation, we have made sure our second RAP is anchored in our motoring heritage as well as incorporated into our newly acquired businesses in the transport and tourism sector.

Our Stretch RAP maintains our focus on fostering education and employment pathways as well as economic prosperity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

We seek to foster the rich cultural heritage and protocols of First Nations peoples, and partner with organisations that enable opportunities for skills training and employment in local communities.

We’re committed to opening doors for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent in our expanded travel and tourism businesses through the creation of additional pathways to employment. 

 

We also remain focused on challenging ourselves to create and develop sustainable commercial opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

We understand our reconciliation journey still has a long way to go and we look forward to building stronger relationships with Traditional Owners, organisations and community members as we strive towards our shared vision.

The NRMA Stretch RAP launch at Me-Mel (Goat) Island with Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation (July 2019)

The NRMA Stretch RAP launch at Me-Mel (Goat) Island with Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation (July 2019).

Want to provide feedback?

The NRMA understands that we need to regularly review and refresh our RAP. We welcome feedback and advice as we continue this important journey.