Who we are
We are Australia's only national institution focused exclusively on the diverse history, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.
What we do
We tell the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and create opportunities for people to encounter, engage and be transformed by that story.
Work with us
We recognise that our staff and volunteers are our most valuable asset. We employ a skilled and diverse workforce and particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to consider working with us.
The AIATSIS journey
This year marks sixty years since the 1961 conference that led to the establishment of AIATSIS. The history of AIATSIS is as much a history of the changing relationship between Australia’s First Peoples and the Australian nation. It’s a history that spans sixty years of political and social transformation led mainly by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and allies.
Strategic Plan 2018-2023
The Council and Executive of AIATSIS share a determination to be part of helping all Australians reimagine what it means to be Australian and to forge a national identity that embraces and celebrates the unique cultures of Australia’s First Peoples. It is this determination that underpins the AIATSIS Strategic Plan 2018-2023.