Indigenous Engagement

In 2018, FMA launched its first Indigenous Engagement Strategy. An initiative of the Diversity Portfolio Group, this document sets out a clear path by which the FMA hopes to support Indigenous businesses and open up new career paths for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  

We believe that the FM industry, with its varied skill levels and touch points across the Australian population, is uniquely placed to address the employment gap. FMA is leading the initiative by raising awareness of Indigenous disadvantage and encouraging FM companies to take practical steps to help alleviate it – namely, by employing Indigenous people and engaging Indigenous-owned businesses

By working together, we can provide Indigenous people and businesses with meaningful and robust employment opportunities across this broadly skilled industry. This will, in turn, bring sustainable economic and cultural benefits to Australia's Indigenous communities. 

We hope you will join us in seizing this opportunity to make a difference. By supporting Indigenous people and businesses, you will help to make the FM industry an agent for change.

Whether you are an individual or business looking to procure FM services, or an Indigenous person seeking a new career, we hope you will find this page to be a useful resource! 

Find an Indigenous FM business


Find an Indigenous education support program


Download the Indigenous Engagement Strategy


Read about the Indigenous Procurement Policy 


Acknowledgement of country


In the news:

Indigenous students meet future employers at Bennelong Cup

Indigenous Scholarship winner announced

Reconciliation in the workplace – Interview with Chris Bonney, Indigenous Relations Advisor at Cushman & Wakefield 

FMA and UNE Partnerships launch Indigenous scholarship

FMA holds cultural diversity event

FMA launches Indigenous Engagement Strategy

Improving Indigenous engagement in FM  interview with Richard Young