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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"It’s important to attend these events because we’re a family. Even though we’ve graduated and gone our seperate ways it’s always good to come back to our culture and reconnect with our Yalari mob. It’s great to hear all of the ideas and beliefs that we share and to see where they will take us in the future."
- Trey Petterson, Class of 2016, Saint Ignatius' College Riverview on why it was important for him to attend our recent 'Walking Towards Wisdom' workshop.
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Wayahpo Manolis just finished her first year at St Catherine's School, Melbourne. Wayahpo had an amazing year and was awarded the Junior Boarding Award for her contributions and participation to the life of the Boarding House 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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“I attended this workshop to catch up with my fellow alumni and to be part of the next phase of Yalari, which is creating positive generational change for our people and our culture.” Jordy – Yalari graduate 2010.

Over the weekend, Waverley hosted the ‘Walking Towards Wisdom’ leadership and personal development workshop for 17 of our Yalari alumni. It was so great to see so many enthusiastic faces, all keen to explore their own personal and professional development and cultural, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. There was also a focus sharing Yalari’s business growth initiatives and planning for the future in conjunction with the alumni.

A huge thank you to the wonderful young people who came along. A true reflection of our Indigenous leaders of tomorrow! 😊
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7 days ago


‘Dyirayga’ - To Give (Wiradjuri Language)
It takes a whole community to educate a child and the Yalari community is made up of many special, generous and compassionate people.
This festive season, turn your compassion into action and allow our children the opportunity to make positive contributions to our society through the power of a quality education.
To give a gift, please visit www.yalari.org/make-donation/
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2 weeks ago


Today on International Volunteer Day, we would like to acknowledge and thank our Yalari volunteers for their amazing contributions.

Long-time Yalari volunteer Mia Boe shared her experience of volunteering at the 2019 Brisbane Dinner.

"The Yalari Annual Gala Dinner in Brisbane for 2019 was the 10th year in a row that I have volunteered. My favourite part of these events is hearing the students speak and also, hearing what Waverley has to say each year, it never loses its relevance. As a volunteer, my main goal is to help the Yalari staff with collecting donations from the raffle and auctions, and to help make sure that it runs smoothly. I love the sense of community between Yalari and their supporters at these events. I can’t wait until dinner number 11!” - Mia Boe, Yalari Volunteer.

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