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Indigenous Australians

Supporting Indigenous Australian customers, people and communities to prosper and grow.

Partnering for prosperity

No other culture has a history as long as Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - the oldest continuous living culture on the planet. That is something in which all Australians can take pride.

Yet striking disparities persist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia. This is particularly true in the areas of health, economic inclusion and empowerment. At Westpac, we have long believed we have a responsibility to use our skills and our connections in partnership with Indigenous Australian people to help bridge these disparities. 

By partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, customers and communities, we can help to shape a nation in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians share social and financial equity. In doing so, we'll contribute positively to the national economy for the benefit of all Australians.

Taking action

Our 2018-2020 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) – the fourth since we launched our initial plan in 2010, lays out our vision for reconciliation, focusing on four areas where we believe we can achieve the most significant outcomes. It has been ranked 'Elevate' status by Reconciliation Australia, the highest status to be awarded. 


Our RAP focus areas:

  • Meaningful careers
  • Better banking experiences
  • Backing Indigenous business
  • Prospering communities

Initiatives in action

'Life changing’: Jawun’s purple haze

Beyond the chaos of a purple courtyard filled with chickens, firepits and guitars, Mark Scott – the 900th Westpac employee on a Jawun secondment – discovers how dialysis is helping Indigenous communities “hold on strong” to culture.

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Fresh career, same Indigenous ambition

A big career change has shown Trish Oxford new possibilities for how corporate Australia can help “close the gap”, including a much-needed boost of Indigenous senior leaders.

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The truth about truth-telling

The truth can be complex and uncomfortable but by embracing it we can reach reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians faster.

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The 14-year old banker and her boss

Tegan Burke became Westpac’s youngest ever personal banker after starting her career four years ago as a 14 year old through the bank’s Indigenous school-based trainee program. Her first bank manager, John Veal, is her mentor and biggest fan.

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