We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the lands and waters of this nation. We particularly acknowledge the custodians of the lands upon which our offices are located and where we have the privilege to work today – the Gadigal people (Sydney), the Wurundjeri people (Melbourne), and the Whadjuk people (Perth).

Gilbert + Tobin has developed long standing relationships with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through the work of our pro bono practice.

We have been a strong advocate for Indigenous constitutional recognition and the need for an Indigenous voice to Parliament, both as a firm and through the personal efforts of our Managing Partner, Danny Gilbert.

We were the first Sydney law firm to have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and the second nationally. Our RAP includes:

  • Prioritising pro bono support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and organisations.
  • Supporting an Indigenous Employment Strategy that includes an Indigenous Cadetship Program for law students, and places for Indigenous people in non-legal roles.
  • Providing financial support to Indigenous community organisations, including the Tribal Warrior Association, National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy and Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Supporting Indigenous economic development by procuring products from Supply Nation certified Indigenous businesses.

For more information about Reconciliation and our advocacy for Indigenous constitutional recognition, contact:

Eloise Schnierer
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility