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.

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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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November 5, 2019

Lachlan Toovey awarded highest achieving student at Churchie

Yalari scholar and Year 12 Churchie student Lachlan Toovey recently received the First in QCE-OP, which is awarded to th...

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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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What an amazing camp! It was wonderful to see all our Year 7 and 8 students come together in preparation for their year ahead at boarding school. We are also proud of our older students who attended as Senior School Leaders and Peer Mentors to offer their support and advice. Thank you to our valued sponsors who helped make the camp a success: The Leroy and Joy Brauer Perpetual Charitable Trust, Greyhound Australia, Pinnacle Foundation and Resolution Capital. Thanks also to our wonderful volunteers and alumni who gave so much over the course of the week. Last by not least, Jennie Alford from TSS - thank you very much for hosting and looking after us (as always)! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago


We were having so much fun we can hardly believe another Yalari Orientation Camp has come and gone! It was wonderful to see all of our Year 7 and 8 students come together in preparation for their year ahead at boarding school. As they board the buses this morning we’re sad to say goodbye for now, but so excited to see where this journey takes them 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago


Orientation Camp Day 3!
Today our students had the opportunity to participate in many outdoor activities including a kicking contest with the Gold Coast Suns! They spent the afternoon participating in workshops that will help to prepare them for what's to come this year.
It's amazing to see the students connecting with each other and making friendships that will last a lifetime 💛
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7 days ago


Today we kicked off the Yalari 2020 Orientation Camp at The Southport School on the Gold Coast.
This camp helps to prepare new students for their six-year boarding school journey. 📚

Joined by returning year 8 students, senior school leaders and alumni leaders, the camp offers a chance to learn about boarding school life, what to expect and how to develop strength and resilience.

Our new students are able to meet and get to know other children who are also on Yalari scholarships, as well as their Student Support Officer (SSO), the person who will be helping them settle into their new school.

We’re looking forward to an awesome week! 😃
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1 week ago


In celebrating 15 years this year, we love seeing how the Yalari journey has impacted the lives of our students and alumni.

"This marks 10 years for me being apart of the family and many more to come. Forever grateful to you guys for giving the greatest opportunity ❤" - Taneale Lawton (St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, 2014) who has been part of the Yalari mob for 10 years.
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