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Reconciliation at Qantas

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, live and fly. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Our vision for reconciliation

Our vision for reconciliation is a shared national identity that celebrates the knowledge and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This will be achieved through the social, economic and cultural inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Despite the challenging operating environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qantas Group was proud to launch an interim RAP from January 2021 to March 2022 (extended to September 2022).

Our commitments

Sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers

Sustainable, meaningful employment is critical to our vision for reconciliation. Through our career and development opportunities, we aim to remove barriers to employment and promotion and to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to contribute meaningfully within their communities and in the workplace.

Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Careers at Qantas

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic development

A key part of our vision for reconciliation is the economic inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We recognise the mutual benefit of doing business with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers, and our commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers remained a priority during the pandemic. For the Qantas Group, these suppliers bring uniquely Australian experiences and products to our customers. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suppliers, owning a business can generate wealth, foster a connection to culture and create opportunity in local communities. 


 

Cultural inclusion and celebration

We want to foster a shared national identity where Australians take pride in our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and contemporary cultures. This is critical to our reconciliation vision of shared national identity, grounded in social and cultural inclusion.

Creating an Australian customer experience

As the national carrier, we are uniquely positioned to connect people to the world’s oldest living cultures through our domestic and international networks. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are integral to the Spirit of Australia and we seek to amplify this throughout our customers’ journeys.

Collaboration and accountability

Reconciliation is a national effort and we’re excited about the growth of the RAP community. We continue to share learnings with the RAP community, both informally and through Reconciliation Australia's reporting processes.

Interim Reconciliation Action Plan

January 2021 - March 2022 (extended to September 2022)

At Qantas, we strive to reflect the spirit of Australia.

That spirit isn’t 200 years old. It’s over 60,000 years old.

It’s an unbelievably vast history of people, culture and knowledge. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we seek to honour that knowledge, celebrate those cultures, and make amends for past wrongs.

Our Reconciliation history

We have a proud history of championing reconciliation. We launched our first Reconciliation Action Plan in 2007 and we launched an Elevate RAP in 2015. This is our sixth RAP.

Our Reconciliation timeline (PDF)
Read more about our previous RAP highlights

RAP highlights

As we recover from the impact of COVID-19, the Qantas Group remains committed to reconciliation and building a more inclusive society for all.

We look back on achievements and learnings from our RAP and previous initiatives.

Read more about our previous RAP highlights

Taking action

Indigenous Voice co-design process

This submission, in response to the Interim Voice co-design report, is made on behalf of the Qantas Group. Our submission is offered as part of a public consultation process and in support of the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and leaders who have worked tirelessly over many years.

Read our submission (PDF)
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National Reconciliation Week 2022

At Qantas we are committed to advancing national reconciliation.

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

NRW at Qantas
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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia every July.

The week is an excellent opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to celebrate and recognise the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Find out more
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Contact

For more information about the Qantas Reconciliation Action Plan, please Email Community Team.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment opportunities at Qantas, please Email Indigenous Programs.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business seeking to work with Qantas, please Email Procurement.