A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation.

RAPs are practical plans of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities. A RAP will support an organisation to work toward creating social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.


RAPs have been designed as a practical support for organisations as they travel the Reconciliation journey. The process for developing a RAP and having it endorsed is led by Reconciliation Australia. You can find extensive information about RAPs, what they mean and how they are developed on the Reconciliation Australia website.

Reconciliation Australia has also developed a free online resource called Share Our Pride which walks you through topics addressing who the First Australians are, what their culture is, shared history, beyond the myths, and how we can all have respectful relationships. We highly recommend that you explore and complete this resource as it is an excellent learning tool.


ACM is delighted to have launched its Innovate RAP in Canberra on September 16th. The launch is a significant step towards strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations. This strategic document supports our business plan and ensures ACM is accountable and responsive to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives and members. The RAP Working Group will continue to meet regularly, as outlined in the RAP, to ensure ACM and ACM staff meet deliverables and milestones and move forward on the reconciliation journey.

To download your copy of the ACM Innovate RAP, please click here.

ACM Birthing on Country Project Officer and Chair of the ACM RAP Working Group Cherisse Buzzacott launching the RAP
Tanika Parker, Donna Hartz, Melanie Robinson, Cherisse Buzzacott and Leona McGrath celebrating at the launch of ACM’s Innovate RAP