THE CARLTON Football Club acknowledges the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We listen to the knowledge of First Nations staff, players, RAP Advisors and key community stakeholders as they guide us through matters which effect First Nations peoples.  

In 2017, the Uluru Statement from the Heart called for the enshrinement in the constitution of a First Nations Voice.  

That statement commenced a significant movement towards appropriate recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have called this land home for more than 60,000 years. 

In 2022, the Club adopted changes to its own Constitution to recognise Traditional Owners of the lands upon which the Club plays. 

Today, the Board of the Carlton Football Club extends this recognition and further supports self-determination for First Nations peoples and appropriate constitutional recognition, inclusive of a Voice to Parliament, in line with the objectives in the Club’s Reconciliation Action Plan – which aims to improve positive life outcomes for First Nations peoples. 

The Club also respects every Australian’s right to make their own informed decision in relation to the upcoming referendum and ultimately cast their own vote in accordance with their personal views. 

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