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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Rona Glynn
August 27, 2019

Yalari alumna Rona Glynn-McDonald named as finalist in Women’s Weekly’s “Women of the Future”.

Each year, The Weekly runs a competition inviting young successful women around Australia to nominate themselves and the...

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August 7, 2019

Wally Boydell’s Outback Camp Message

Recently, Yalari held the Annual Boys Outback Camp. This camp offered students the opportunity to reconnect with culture...

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15 hours ago


What a gorgeous pic! Year 7 Yalari scholar at Methodist Ladies’ College Perth, Harmony Bellotti enjoyed catching up with her wonderful sponsors, Mimi and Willy Packer at the Yalari Perth Dinner recently.
Harmony was also awarded the Yalari Junior Leadership Award at the dinner for demonstrating the qualities of leadership, commitment, strength of character, integrity and inspiration ✨✨

Stay tuned, full Perth Dinner album coming next week...
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2 days ago


This week, our Yalari value is openness.

Openness is to be genuine, to be receptive to new ideas and to try new things or ways of doing things. To create transparent and honest relationships.

Wuden fala (“show yourself”. Ngan’gi language, Daly River region, NT)

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3 days ago


Here's a photo of Steve and Michael from our Pathways team welcoming Yalari alumna Sarah-Cait Kirkland as our new Intern!
Welcome to the team SK! 😀
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4 days ago


Woohoo! We've hit 1000 followers on Instagram! Thank you to everyone for the support 🙌 If you don't follow along, the link to our account is below, stay tuned for more Yalari Instagram content 😀
www.instagram.com/yalarimob @yalarimob
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7 days ago


When cleaning out some old documents this week, we came across this picture of the original Yalari logo! What a long way we have come since 2005! Thank you to each and every one of our supporters for your unwavering commitment to the empowerment and education of our Yalari children.
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