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Indigenous Australians

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

Why is this important?

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 current Reconciliation Action Plan - the fourth since we launched our initial plan in 2010, is our most ambitious yet.  It has been ranked 'Elevate' status by Reconciliation Australia, the highest status to be awarded, and has almost 50 measurable commitments. 

 

Our focus is in four areas:

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

Initiatives in action

Indigenous Australian parity exceeded

Westpac announced that the proportion of its employees who self-identify as Indigenous Australian had reached more than 4%.

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Indigenous Australian university internships

Aleacia McIntyre is one of at least 400 Indigenous Australian university students Westpac plans to recruit over the next decade through its partnership with CareerTrackers.

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Contact us

Indigenous Engagement
IndigenousEngagement@westpac.com.au 
 
Indigenous Careers
IndigenousCareers@westpac.com.au

 

 

 

Indigenous Business Banking
IndigenousBusiness@westpac.com.au

Supplier Inclusion & Diversity
SustainableSourcing@westpac.com.au