Educating & Empowering Indigenous children

It is our belief that education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous children.



Yalari is a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.

We believe education is the key to generational change and a brighter future for Indigenous Australians and for our nation as a whole. We are deeply committed to the ongoing success of our national program of scholarships, student support and post-school opportunities.

Yalari respects our Elders, past and present, and acknowledges that our office is on Kombumerri country within the lands of the Yugambeh language group.

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We invite you to join us for one of our fundraising dinners being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth in 2019.


Providing young Indigenous Australians with the opportunity for a brighter future depends on the continued generosity of


Volunteers play a vital role in Yalari providing quality and trusted educational opportunities and support for our stude


The ACNC Tick of Charity Registration (the Registered Charity Tick) aims to gives reassurance to the public that the charity is transparent and

Watch Now! As featured on ABC's Australian Story

“Everyone has a destiny in life and mine was education…”
Waverley Stanley’s life changed when he was given a chance to leave his small country town to go to boarding school. Now he’s paying it forward to give other Indigenous students a brighter future.

Upcoming Events

18 Oct 2019

Yalari Brisbane Dinner 2019

Celebrating in Brisbane for the 13th time! At Yalari, we believe education is the key to generational change and a...

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Blog - The Latest

October 14, 2019

Yalari Alumna Working to Support Indigenous Mental Health

Recently, Yalari alumna Kaleishia Ross (class of 2014) started work at Headspace in Katherine as the Aboriginal Wellbein...

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Rona Glynn
August 27, 2019

Yalari alumna Rona Glynn-McDonald named as finalist in Women’s Weekly’s “Women of the Future”.

Each year, The Weekly runs a competition inviting young successful women around Australia to nominate themselves and the...

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6 days ago


Our final Yalari value is Excellence.
Recently at the Yalari Graduation Ceremony Monique Laurie was awarded 2019 Valedictorian. 🏅
Monique strives for excellence as she demonstrates outstanding leadership, positive attitude and active involvement throughout the Yalari and Kambala communities.

Dalungal (“Excellent”, “Excellent Person”, Wiradjuri language, Central NSW)
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1 week ago


Yesterday Jemima Myer took on the challenge of the Melbourne Marathon and nailed it, whilst fundraising for Yalari! We are humbled to have the incredible support of our Yalari family and their friends and family 😊
Congratulations Jemima! You reached your challenge and have set an example for all our Indigenous students – dream big and achieve through resilience and commitment 💪
A huge shout out to all of Jemima’s family and friends for supporting her and in turn, our students 💛
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2 weeks ago


Yalari alumna Kaleisha Ross recently started work at the new Headspace in Katherine as the Aboriginal Wellbeing Worker.
Kaleisha's role is to provide responsive and culturally appropriate and safe support to young Aboriginal people experiencing difficulties in access to mental health care.

Congratulations to Kaleisha, we are sure she will do an amazing job in this new role 😊
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2 weeks ago


This week's value is INCLUSIVENESS
Wumginy Garalbu (“coming together”, Yugambeh language, Gold Coast, QLD)

Inclusiveness is the ability to value and embrace the diversity of experience, backgrounds, views and thoughts of others. It's treating all people like your own mob, your family, because everyone is important.
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