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First Nations Participation

We're committed to supporting positive outcomes for First Nations peoples, communities and organisations

We acknowledge all First Nations people as being the original carers of their lands, and we recognise and respect the importance of local customs and practices in preserving their communities and culture.

Serco is committed to being meaningful partner in reconciliation by instilling a shared pride in First Nations’ cultures, providing culturally safe and sustainable employment and education opportunities, making workplaces inclusive through language, representation and policy, and fostering an environment of belonging.

At Serco, we know that diversity is our strength. It helps us to understand, to innovate and ultimately, better meet the diverse needs of the communities we serve. We recognise that as one team, we are stronger.

million spent with First Nations suppliers in 2022
First Nations employment at Clarence Correctional Centre in 2022

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

In 2022, Reconciliation Australia approved Serco’s third consecutive RAP, which outlines and expands upon the our vision to advocate for, and along with, First Nations people.

Learn more about how Serco supports the core pillars of relationships, respect and opportunities, to provide tangible and substantive benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2022-2024

People making an impact

Meet our National Manager, Indigenous Affairs & Connection - Andrew Bartha

Andrew is a proud Ngarigo Man from the NSW Snowy Mountains High Country and an Elder in his community in the local Coffs Harbour area where he has lived for 20 years, connected to community through his interests and involvement in areas including employment, sport and cultural activities.

Previously Serco’s Aboriginal Cultural & Spiritual Advisor at Clarence Correctional Centre, Andrew is passionate about helping those in need, especially First Nations People.

Partnerships delivering improved outcomes

Gurehlgam Corporation

Since 2019 Serco has worked closely with Gurehlgam Corporation on First Nations cultural programs, initiatives and interventions and community projects. Gurehlgam is an Aboriginal owned and run not-for-profit that aims to improve the life of Aboriginal people and families in Northern New South Wales.

Wirrigan Business Services

Serco’s partnership with Wirrigan Business Services recently grew to support the Real Futures life changing 'Women's Business Second Chance (WBSC) Hub' program. This program aims to ensure that First Nations women who are at risk of being left behind have access to participate in and achieve quality learning, entrepreneurship and employment outcomes through educational and vocational training.

Clontarf Foundation

Serco is proud to partner with the Clontarf Foundation, providing $50,000 of funding to support the provision of student places in Clontarf Academies across Australia. In addition, Serco has also committed to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men into various roles across our business. 

Supporting positive outcomes for First Nations peoples and communities