Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2025

Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) provide organisations with strategic, sustainable and measurable plans of action to embed the principles and purpose of reconciliation across their organisation and are developed around three pillars:​​​​

  • Relationships
  • Respect
  • Opportunities

RAPs build understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and history, promote meaningful engagement, increase equity and equality, and create sustainable employment and economic opportunities.

The Office of Indigenous Strategy and Leadership led the development of the RAP, supported by the University's RAP Working Group which consists of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff from every College and Division of the University.

Our 2022 – 2025 RAP formalises the University's ongoing and renewed commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, employment, economic empowerment and supports the University to drive reconciliation both within and outside our institution. The RAP directly aligns with the University's Indigenous Commitment in the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020 –2025, as well as supporting the University's engagement priority of 'connected communities' and a focus on a positive student experience.

You can download the University of Newcastle's Stretch RAP 2022-2025 here

Please direct any enquiries to Loren Collyer and Alice Jackson at

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.