Star Aviation acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First People, and the original and ongoing traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which we all live and work. We recognise their connection to land, waters, sky and community, and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, and to Elders past and present.

Star Aviation’s vision for reconciliation

Star Aviation’s commitment for reconciliation is to acknowledge the past experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise their connection to the lands, waters and skies.

Together we are encouraged to strive for excellence, embrace change and continue to learn.

We are committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples to learn and flourish together.

We will strive to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples on their journey, where they can heal and restore in dignity, with respect, and empowerment with opportunities.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Star Aviation’s motto is “Big enough to manage, small enough to care”. We see ourselves as an extended, inclusive family and are proud of our diverse team where there are 41 different nationalities and 51% of employees are female.

It is a natural extension of this diversity and inclusion ethos to ensure that reconciliation is a priority. We want our workforce and operations to reflect diversity of all Australians and the clients we serve.

We acknowledge that most of our head office staff do not have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island heritage and are looking for partners to support us on the RAP journey. We have invited our staff that identify as First Nations People to partner with us and have also reached out to specialists in the field such as MTS for their guidance and advice. Education of our team members is critical and we have engaged SBS to deliver cultural awareness training to our management team and people leaders.


The artwork is a captivating depiction of meaningful connection and community, intricately woven with symbols that reflect Star Aviation’s vision of reconciliation and their deep connection to the land, waterways, and sky. At the bottom of the canvas, the brown bora rings symbolise the land and the connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with their ancestral lands. These rings serve as a reminder of the importance of respecting and honouring the traditional custodians of the land.

Moving upwards, the crosshatching curvy lines represent the tracks and impact that Star Aviation makes on the country. They illustrate the intertwining relationship between the company and the land, acknowledging the responsibility to tread lightly and preserve the environment. Cascading through the middle of the piece, the white dots symbolise the waterways that Aboriginal people are deeply connected to. These waterways serve as lifelines, sources of sustenance, and conduits of cultural significance.

In the top section of the canvas, the sky is depicted, symbolising Star Aviation’s connection to the celestial realm. Within the sky, stars and constellations represent the ancient knowledge passed down through generations, used for tracking, hunting seasons, and navigating the tides. Floating across the middle of the canvas, the bora rings represent an element of Star Aviation’s vision of reconciliation and their core values. Each circle within the rings holds symbolic significance, reflecting different stages of the company’s journey and commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment.

Meet the artist

I am Tarni Jane, a proud First Nations artist, and I am honoured to share my passion for art with you.  As a proud Mununjali, Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi woman, my art is a reflection of my cultural heritage, beliefs, and the connection I have with my ancestral lands.

I believe in the power of art to tell stories, evoke emotions, and preserve traditions. With each piece I create, I honour the spirit of my people and bring their stories to life. My work is a unique blend of traditional and contemporary elements, representing the past, present, and future of my culture.

I hope to inspire, teach and also to learn more about the rich history and vibrant traditions of First Nations people. Visit my website here to learn more.