Who we are

The GetUp movement is driven by the hopes and values of over 1 million people. By combining the power of one million members, movement partners, and a central team of expert strategists, we do what it takes to make an extraordinary impact.

GetUp members come from every walk of life, and are united by a shared belief in fairness, compassion, and courage. Together they set our movement's agenda on issues they care about, from human rights and climate action to economic fairness and First Nations justice.

We've built a specialist team of First Nations staff who are resourced to campaign in partnership with communities. Our work is grounded in the belief that First Nations people and communities have the freedom and power to determine their own cultural, economic, political and social futures for themselves, families and communities.

How we do it

We do whatever it takes to make genuine progress on every issue our movement cares about.

Together with our team of experienced strategists, our members use their voice, time, and skills to take action that moves the needle online and offline.

Online actions

Simple actions that together amount to significant power: signing petitions, writing to influence key decision makers, or chipping in to help fund polling, research, or advertising.

Offline actions

Careful, strategic, and bold action in the real world: meeting local MPs, handing out How To Vote cards at polling booths, or attending rallies.

In the media

Using our powerful and respected voice in Australian politics: building greater awareness of the issues we care about, and holding decision makers accountable to the public.

Why yes this referendum

The majority of people in this country support First Nations fights for justice, treaties, truth-telling and want greater ambition and action from our elected representatives.

Power in referendums isn't in the wording of a question, it's in the act of voting. If millions of people write 'yes' in this referendum, it will deliver the political will for governments to move from the status quo.

However, we won't support symbolic constitutional recognition. The addition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander as just words in our constitution was heavily rejected by First Nations communities years ago.

For the GetUp movement to support writing yes in this referendum, we want a strong amendment to pass through the parliament and need a public commitment that the model will be developed post-referendum in partnership with First Nations communities at a grassroots level.

To Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

This campaign can't be run and won from Parliament House in Canberra, election night podiums or festival stages. Come with your Ministers and sit down in First Nations communities, and take the time to listen to how we need this to work.

To the media

First Nations people have a diversity of opinions and long held aspirations that have a place in this debate, and their ability to come to fruition will ultimately rest on your choice to cover them.

Put the resources in, make sure that a diversity of First Nations voices are uplifted and that their stories are covered in a culturally safe way. How you cover this referendum will play a critical role in ensuring the wellbeing of our communities.

To the people who will decide this referendum

Governments only do what's popular, you have a powerful say about another person's future.

If you're as committed to the future as First Nations people are, then you know change will take time.That means accountability needs to be on every election ballot until we deliver the change we're calling for.

What we work on

Our work is driven by values, not party politics.

From making sure people are able to vote in elections to successfully stopping major projects threatening the Great Barrier Reef, our movement has a decade-long history of taking on powerful interests — and winning.