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

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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Blog - The Latest

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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August 6, 2019

Yalari Alumna Designs Indigenous Jersey

Recently, Yalari Alumna Rickelle Peris was given the honour of designing the 2019 Indigenous guernseys for Scotch Old Co...

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3 days ago


A massive thank you to our Yalari family in Adelaide, especially long-term Yalari supporters Lipman Karas who hosted our ‘family’ get-together last night! And as always, thank you to Hentley Farm Wines for supplying the quality refreshments. We cannot wait to see you all in May next year for Yalari’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Dinner! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago


Well done to the St Hildas girls who put together this beautiful message to Llew yesterday on her Birthday! 🎉🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago


Yalari staff member Michael Cedar takes to the court tomorrow night for the International Indigenous Basketball & Cultural Showcase. This is a curtain-raiser event before The Boomers take on the USA side.
Best of luck Michael! 🏀
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5 days ago


Through our awesome partner Humanitix, Australian organisations are now able to redirect ticket booking fees to a good cause.

A massive thank you to Wollombi Music Festival for donating booking fees from this years sold out event to Yalari. All fees will now go towards the education of Indigenous children in Australia.
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6 days ago


Recently, Yalari Alumnus Aidan Bestwick attended the 2019 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow.
Aidan’s band, The Pipe Band Club Sydney placed 3rd in the world for Grade 2!
Aidan currently works at The Scots College, Sydney as a Bagpipe instructor and is currently studying a Bachelor of Sports & Exercise Science at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Keep reaching for the stars Aidan! 🏆🌟

To contribute towards the education of Indigenous children in Australia please visit: bit.ly/2ZnEzzS
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