Close the Gap

Close the Gap

Join the RACGP in demanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.



The Close The Gap Campaign was launched in 2006, to address the health inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people. The Campaign is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies and non-Indigenous health and advocacy organisations. The RACGP is a founding member of the Campaign and is currently on the Steering Committee. 

Hear from Close the Gap Steering Committee leaders about what needs to change to Close the Gap.

The Campaign advocates for key priorities to take to government and other key stakeholders. The current strategic priorities of the Campaign are:

  • targeted, needs based primary health care including increased investment in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector.
  • a responsive healthcare system that is structured and resourced to be culturally safe, well-trained and responds to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The ‘Close the Gap’ Campaign is separate to and distinct from the Federal government’s Closing the Gap strategy which was launched in 2008. This fact sheet outlines the differences between the two to help you better understand.

National Close the Gap Day – Get Involved!

National Close the Gap Day is a national day of action for Indigenous health equality. The RACGP encourages you to host an event in your household, workplace, or community to show your support.

Join us on national Close the Gap Day for the launch of 'Leadership & Legacy through crisis: keeping our mob safe', the Close the Gap report written by the Lowitja Institute.

Mar 18, 2021 12:00 PM AEDT

FREE EVENT, but registration essential.

Register online

Related documents

Close the Gap Report 2020 (PDF 33 MB)

CTG Campaign Annual Report 2019

CTG Campaign Annual Report 2018