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

15 Aug 2019

Yalari Melbourne Dinner 2019

Join us for the 9th annual Yalari Melbourne Dinner! At Yalari, we believe education is the key to generational change...

13 Sep 2019

Yalari Perth Dinner 2019

On Friday 13th September 2019, Yalari will be hosting its annual Perth Dinner at The University Club of Western Australia....

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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June 18, 2019

Yalari Sydney Dinner Success!

On Friday 31st May 2019 Yalari hosted the annual Sydney Dinner at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. We would like to gratefu...

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March 18, 2019

Warrior Spirit – Growing Young Leaders

The Warrior Spirit - Growing Young Leaders is a fully-funded 7 day military-style leadership development course conduc...

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6 hours ago


Another remarkable achievement by one of our Yalari alumni!!! Go Amber!👏👏 #yalari #educatingindigenouschildrenCongratulations to ABBM Amber Phineasa who today received a Commanding Officers Commendation for her commitment and dedication to the Steel Cat as the AB Survival Equipment Sailor onboard. Congratulations! #steelcat #fighting41 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago


“Yesterday was a special day for me. All the hard work has finally paid off.”

A huge congratulations to Yalari alumnus, Denzel Tighe (Class of 2013) who graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts, major of Indigenous Studies. “Who would have thought! From a little Moree boy to a graduate of Sydney University!” Denzel said.

Well done Denzel. We are all so proud of you!
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6 days ago


Thank you all for your support!
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7 days ago


We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to support our students through their boarding school journey. Check out our current vacancies….
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