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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14 hours ago


Saffron Sandow was awarded 'Most Valuable Player' in U13's netball at The Glennie School! 🏅
Here she is pictured with our Toowoomba Student Support Officer Kashaunica 😊
We love seeing Yalari scholars getting involved in school sport!
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4 days ago



The Movember Foundation is the leading charity changing the face of men's health, and this year Yalari is joining them!
The men of the office will be growing out their beautiful moustaches all Movember long..

To read more or donate towards the cause please visit our Movember team page:

Together we can make a difference for men's health.
Movember Australia
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6 days ago


It's Mistique Beresford's first year at Clayfield College and she's already doing us proud having received an academic excellence award 😊 What an awesome way to cap off the year, congratulations Mistique! ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago


Yalari alumna Jondayah Martin (pictured far right) has been selected to go to New York City and Washington, DC next year to represent Bond University at the International Model United Nations.

This is an amazing opportunity and a great achievement for Jondayah! We're sure she'll do us all proud 😊

For more information about this event check out the Facebook page International MUN.
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1 week ago


Our wonderful friends and Yalari supporters, Denise and Anthony Benjamin, once again opened their home to 58 of our Yalari students yesterday and what an incredible day it was! Swimming, basketball, tennis, volleyball... or just relaxing and chatting with friends, there was something for everyone! Thank you Denise and Anthony for making the day so special for us all xx ... See MoreSee Less

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