Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commitment

Curtin has an ongoing commitment to reconciliation, and ensures Indigenous culture, knowledge and perspectives are included in a range of learning, teaching and professional practices across the University.

We remain strongly supportive of the Uluru Statement from the Heart – a critical step to formally addressing our shared history and walking towards a better future for all Australians – one that is based on self-determination and justice.

Leading reconciliation

Curtin’s Elevate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2018-2020 helps us lead national reconciliation in the education sector.

Through Elevate RAP, we have taken significant steps towards achieving cultural and leadership cornerstones, uniting with organisations to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and progressing the innovative bush learning space at Nowanup.


NAIDOC Week, held annually in July, is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

We encourage all staff, students and community members to participate in the celebrations and activities that take place at Curtin and across the nation during NAIDOC Week.

Learn more about NAIDOC Week or see some the University’s past NAIDOC activities.