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

31 May 2019

Yalari Sydney Dinner 2019

On Friday 31st May 2019, Yalari will be hosting its annual Sydney Dinner at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. At Yalari,...

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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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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January 26, 2019

Waverley Stanley appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia


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We are truly powered by our Yalari volunteers; in 2018 they donated more than 6600 hours to Yalari.
The Yalari Volunteer Awards recognise the considerable impact of our volunteers and we’re excited to announce the 2018 Yalari Volunteer Champions!
Nominees and winners will be announced next week, stay tuned...
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This past weekend Yalari Year 12 students took part in the annual HSF Pathways Workshop. The students were in engaged in workshop sessions and activities to provide foundations in career development, personal and career goal setting, well-being, and post-school options, including: university applications; internships, accommodation support; scholarships; and more!

A huge thank you goes to Herbert Smith Freehills for sponsoring the weekend, as well as all of the HSF Brisbane staff for providing valuable career advice.
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This April, 16 Yalari alumni took the challenge of undertaking the Warrior Spirit Camp at Holsworthy Barracks.

“Initially, I went into this experience incredibly apprehensive. From one to ten, I was probably a two. I didn't know what to expect other than this week would involve a lot of yelling. I did not expect to come out of this experience as I have which is empowered, understanding, compassionate, proud, introspective and far more culturally and emotionally resilient.” – participant, aged 21.

The program was run in parthership with 5th Brigade - Australian Army and focused on growing the next generation of Indigenous leaders in Australia.
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Welcome to National Volunteer Week 2019! We take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to all our wonderful volunteers who give their time, effort and passion to help Indigenous children reach their full potential through education. If you're feeling inspired to give volunteering at Yalari a go, check out our website for information: www.yalari.org/donate-yalari/volunteer/ #nvw2019 #educatingindigenouschildren #yalari ... See MoreSee Less

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Less than three weeks until we celebrate! Secure your tickets to this unique event! events.humanitix.com.au/sd19 #educatingindigenouschildren #yalari #sd19 ... See MoreSee Less

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