Reconciliation Action Plan

Legal Aid WA acknowledges all Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners of the land throughout Western Australia on which we live and work.
We recognise the spiritual relationship Aboriginal people have with Country and pay deep respect to Elders past and present.

Our vision for Reconciliation

Legal Aid WA is committed to the nation’s ambition of closing the unacceptable life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

We are committed to demonstrating a positive social impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and increasing their access to justice, by providing them with equitable, timely, quality and culturally sensitive legal solutions. We recognise the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and aim to build respectful and inclusive relationships with their communities. Legal Aid WA also aims to provide opportunities for improved services and employment within the community legal sector for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan sets out how we will achieve this. The current and past versions of our Reconciliation Action Plan are available to download below.

Red and yellow circle logo next to words Reconciliation WA Legal Aid WA is committed to improving relationships between the broader Western Australian community and First Nations Australians through reconciliation. We are proud members of Reconciliation WA.

Cultural Considerations

When working with Aboriginal clients, it is essential to understand aspects of their culture to ensure successful interactions and an overall quality service is provided on behalf of Legal Aid. This list of considerations contains many simple protocols which may be easily observed.   

You can contact Legal Aid WA's Community Liaison & Education Officers at our Broome or Kununurra offices for further information.

Warning:  These documents may contain images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away.

Front cover of Legal Aid WA's Reconciliation Action Plan for 2023-2024. Aboriginal artwork of man in silhouette playing didgeridoo

Reconciliation Action Plan 2023-25

Cover of the 2019-2021 Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-21

Cover of the 2015-17 RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-17

Cover of the 2013-14 RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan 2013-14

Cover of the 2010-12 RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan 2010-12

Cover of the 2009 RAP

Reconciliation Action Plan 2009


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