We acknowledge that our National Office is on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe
Where the term Aboriginal or First Nations is used we are referring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

First Nations People


First Nations People


Join World Vision as we walk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities through these policy and advocacy campaigns:

Know Your Country

Know Your Country is a First Nations-led, coalition campaign convened by World Vision to evolve our education system. We want to ensure Federal, State and Territory Governments hold space for local First Nations communities to share their own culture, language, histories and perspectives with primary schools on their Country.

Join the call here: knowyourcountry.com.au

Raise the Age

World Vision is a proud partner of the #RaisetheAge alliance because children belong at home and in schools, not in handcuffs, courtrooms or prison cells. It's time for federal, state and territory governments to do what's right and change the laws to #RaiseTheAge of criminal responsibility to at least 14. 

Join the call here: raisetheage.org.au


Connecting on Country

One in four First Nations households do not have internet access at home. World Vision is advocating for Governments and Corporations to close the digital divide for First Nations students. Read the report.

Uluru Statement from the Heart

Proportionally, we are the most incarcerated people on the planet...Our children are aliened from their families at unprecedented rates. This cannot be because we have no love for them - Uluru Statement

Bigger voice for a brighter future

World Vision and the entire Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) came out strongly in support of the Uluru Statement on 1 November 2017 at the ACFID Annual General Meeting:

"ACFID Members recognise that Indigenous people the world over have the right to self-determination (Article 3, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), and that truth-telling has a vital role in restorative justice and healing." 

World Vision Australia supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart because:

  1. we are devoted to the protection and development of children anywhere.
  2. empowering communities to understand and control their own development needs is the world-best-practice model we use in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
  3. we have been listening to the needs of First Nations people since we started working alongside them in 1974.

It's natural that World Vision stands alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples supporting their calls for change.

Bigger voice for a brighter future

Aboriginal and Torres Strait children continue to be removed from family and kin at disproportionate rates. This is despite overwhelming evidence about the harm this causes to children, families and communities. As a member of SNAICC and the Family Matters Campaign, World Vision advocates for Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, who are working closely with children and families in a culturally safe environment, providing wraparound support and giving families a voice in decision-making about their children.

Find our more at: familymatters.org.au


More actions for justice you can take with us: