• Welcome to the Indigenous Governance Toolkit

    The Indigenous Governance Toolkit is an online resource developed for Indigenous nations, communities, individuals and organisations searching for information to build their governance. It covers all the basics – your rules, values, culture, membership, leadership, and decision making – and has many examples of ideas that work from other groups, tools to help you get started, and useful guidance to sustain your efforts. Read more
  • How to use

    The toolkit is a free, public-access document. You can use the toolkit in many different ways, depending on your circumstances and needs. You can explore it individually or as a group, and at your own pace.

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    1. Read online

    Read the toolkit just like a book, or jump to whichever topic interests you.

    2. Customise

    Use the toolkit to customise your own strategies and solutions.

    3. Self-evaluate

    Use the check-up resources throughout the toolkit to see how you are going.

    4. Download + Print

    Download or print out sections of the toolkit as you need them.

    Governance watch

    Governance watch provides updates and links on notable governance initiatives and resources designed by Indigenous people, both nationally and internationally. It also features news on the changing political and legal context, latest research, reports, and inquiries.

    ORIC Top 500 Report 2014-15

    The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) released the 2014-2015 top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations report in December 2015. This is ORIC’s seventh report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations. It collates and …


    Social Justice Commissioner launches 2014 Social Justice and Native Title Report

    Mr Mick Gooda is the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. The Commissioner has a unique role at the Australian Human Rights Commission, responsible for advocating for the recognition of the rights of Indigenous Australians. As part …