There are a variety of partners that support Yalari in bringing about positive educational opportunities for Indigenous children. These include individual donors, corporate companies, schools, philanthropic bodies and government departments.

These partnerships take many forms and include donations, in kind support, sponsorship of scholarships and volunteering. All of these partnerships are integral to the long term success of Yalari and the scholarship programs that will be implemented over the coming years.

We would like to thank our partners for their continued support in 2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Yalari Partner?  Contact our Fundraising Manager, Jenni Heenan on (07) 5665 8688 or


Working Together

With the support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers, Yalari brings together Indigenous students, their families and schools to provide education and post school opportunities to help them pursue their goals and dreams. The long-term interests of each student and their achievements are paramount.

A Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship is awarded to a student to attend a nominated school. Yalari has an overarching Cooperation Agreement with each of its partner schools and also enters into a Cooperation Agreement with the student’s parent or guardian. Together, these arrangements facilitate Yalari, the schools and the families working together to support the student to achieve their goals and the aims of the Scholarship.

The financial support provided by donors and sponsors is critical to facilitating the Scholarship and we believe it is important that students respect and honour this life changing opportunity. To this end we welcome the opportunity for students to meet and get to know the Yalari community during their six years of secondary schooling and encourage them to become active Alumni in their post school years.

We know that our donor and sponsor community appreciate that the interests of each student are paramount. In the 12 years of the Rosemary Bishop Indigenous Education Scholarship program we have learnt how important it is that students have the space and time to grow and flourish in their education. Moreover, we all have a duty of care to a student and this must guide expectations about contact with students and reporting on outcomes.

We also appreciate that donors and sponsors are keen to know how their funding is used and that Yalari is accountable. We work hard to honour your trust and undertake to provide a half yearly report on the scholarship program and overall student progress, as well as communicating on a regular basis through our Newsletters, Annual Reports and via our social media networks.

Corporate Partners

Epic Private Journeys takes you to the world’s most beautiful and exclusive destinations. As magical as these places are, we know your journey is only as good as the people you share it with.

The ACN story is 2 decades in the making! Today, ACN is the world’s largest direct seller of telecommunications and essential services, having serviced millions of satisfied customers on four continents.

ACN supports a range of organisations, both on a local and global scale, with our efforts concentrated on those directly impacting children. At ACN we believe that when you impact the life of a child, you do more than just change their day; you change their life.

Every year ACN hosts several International Training Events in cities around the world, and collects contributions from thousands of generous ACN Independent Business Owners and employees, to help make a difference in someone’s life. ACN then matches these contributions dollar-for-dollar.

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.


Our company exists to make a real difference for everyone whose lives we touch. We mine the materials that make modern life possible, in ways that are safer, smarter and more responsible. Anglo American has operated in Australia since 2000 and our portfolio includes thermal and metallurgical coal across six mines and two states.


We aim to manage our mines and deliver our projects in a way that ensures the benefits of mining are shared with our people, neighbouring communities, local economies and our shareholders. We are really proud of the longstanding relationships we have with our local communities in Middlemount, Biloela, Moura and Moranbah in Central Queensland and Muswellbrook and Singleton in the New South Wales Hunter Valley and are pleased to be able to support local initiatives in the community each year through our social investment and donations program.

The management at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre foster business culture that is progressive, synergistic and confident, with fresh ideas and flexibility, empowering staff to participate in developing new directions to satisfy clients and achieve business success.

The Centre’s success is based on sustainable superior competitive performance, resulting in strong financial returns while facilitating the ideals of good corporate citizenship and community involvement and providing a rewarding work environment. 

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world-class purpose-built venue renowned for its operational and service excellence. The Centre is located in a unique urban cultural and entertainment precinct in the heart of Brisbane. 

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is owned by South Bank Corporation and proudly managed by leading international venue management specialists, AEG Ogden.

At BCEC, we believe community and social values are mainstream values and are fundamental to our core business principles. We have made a strategic commitment to build a sustainable future for our clients, our staff and our community.

Through our Social Responsibility Program we foster work practices which engender sustainable values and environmental and community focussed outcomes.

Commercial Eyes is Australia’s foremost life sciences commercialisation consultancy. We deliver expert, individualised advice and support from the early phase of pharmaceutical and medical device development, through the complex processes of registration and reimbursement, right through to marketed product requirements such as patient support and pharmacovigilance.

Our vision is to support transformational change in our world through the growth and development of social entrepreneurs and social businesses. We are interested in people and organisations creating change here within Australia or in those developing Asia Pacific countries who are our closest neighbours. We call these people “social changemakers”. We are passionate about driving transformational change in our world through supportive partnerships with early stage social changemakers and the organisations behind them.

Goodman is an integrated commercial and industrial property group that owns, develops and manages real estate including warehouses, large scale logistics facilities, business parks and offices globally.

Goodman also offers a range of investment property funds, giving investors access to our specialist fund management services and commercial and industrial property assets.

Greyhound Australia is Australia’s only national coach service. We provide comfortable, hassle-free, and affordable coach services to people of all ages and to all corners of Australia. We travel across Australia everyday ensuring that our passengers can get to their destinations, both on the beaten track and off it, and truly experience the beauty of Australia.

Each year, many students from around the world choose to study English in Australia.

Langports mission is to provide the best English learning experience to students from around the world. Langports has its own multi-level Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney campuses with modern facilities, located in the centre of each city. Providing a range of innovative courses, Langports offers students the opportunity to learn English, according to their own individual objectives, and uses weekly one-to-one counselling to ensure students are supported on their journey to reach their goals.

We’re here to help you succeed. Industry specialists combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight. We invest in long-term relationships, taking the time to get to know you, your business and your industry, inside and out. Because like you, we’re in it for the long-term.

The Newsboys Foundation provides grants to community organisations working with young people aged 11 – 18 years in Victoria who are experiencing disadvantage.
The Newsboys Foundation has an impressive history, first as a Melbourne-based club for newsboys from 1893 until 1973, and then as a Foundation supporting community organisations working with disadvantaged young people in Victoria.
Throughout its long life, the organisation has remained true to its core objective of supporting young people in our community who need assistance to realise their full potential.

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions.

Grant Thornton Australia has more than 1,100 people working in offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. We combine service breadth, depth of expertise and industry insight with an approachable “client first” mindset and a broad commercial perspective.

People making a difference
The Podmore Foundation began as a group of Duntroon graduates from 1973 but now involves a diverse group of Australians who want to create educational opportunities for others. They collectively raise funds each year to support Yalari students towards tuition fees and other essential costs relating to their education. The Podmore Foundation, led by Associate Professor Bob Breen as their president, have been supporting Yalari since 2008.
Podmore raises funds and mentors specially-selected Indigenous boys and girls from rural and remote communities and towns, who have received scholarships on merit to some of Australia’s finest independent boarding schools. Podmore assists implementing partner Yalari.
With $5,500 Podmore scholarships to help cover the significant financial gap between the means-tested ABSTUDY scheme and student fees and costs at independent boarding schools. As well, Podmore works closely with parents and guardians to ensure that Podmore scholarship recipients are not alone in meeting the challenges of a boarding school education

The Macquarie Group Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group. The Foundation helps strengthen communities through financial support, volunteering and skills sharing.

Programmed is a provider of staffing, maintenance and facility management.
Programmed’s business model is built around our ability to recruit, maintain and deploy a skilled workforce.
Programmed directly employs more than 10,000 skilled and semi-skilled staff and tradespeople across a broad range of government and private sector industries in the resources, infrastructure, education, manufacturing and logistics, commercial/retail and tourism and recreation markets.
We provide services to over 7,000 customers with which we have developed long term relationships. We deliver these services through our extensive network of over 100 branch and office locations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Lipman Karas is a specialist legal practice representing clients throughout Asia Pacific and internationally.
We focus exclusively on:

  • Complex litigation
  • Corporate investigations
  • Governance advice
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Risk minimisation

Our team of professionals has a proven track record of consistently outstanding results, in some of the most significant disputes and regulatory inquiries.
Working closely with our clients, we apply rigorous financial, analytical and legal skills with unsurpassed tenacity, to develop and implement successful strategies.
Lipman Karas is a firm of choice for clients facing complex legal and commercial issues who require personalised service, independent advice and effective solutions.

The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland.

Hentley Farm is the 2016 National Wine Sponsor for Yalari fundraising dinners and events.

MyNetFone Limited, (ASX:MNF) is Australia’s leading provider of hosted voice and data communications services for residential, business and enterprise users.

The company has a reputation for quality, value and innovation, having won numerous awards including the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (2008, 2009, 2010 2012 and 2013), PC User Product of the Year (2005), Money Magazine Product of the Year (2007) and many others.

MyNetFone’s wholly owned subsidiary, Symbio Networks, owns and operates Australia’s largest VoIP network, providing wholesale carrier services to the Australian industry, including number porting, cloud-based hosted PBX services, call termination, call origination and many other infrastructure enabled services. The Symbio network carries over 3.2 Billion minutes of voice per annum.

My Net Fone was first founded in 2004, was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:MNF) in mid 2006, and has operated profitably since 2009 and has paid dividends to its shareholders every six months since September 2010.

The company headquarters are in Sydney, Australia.

Partner Schools

Yalari has 24 partner schools located across seven of Australia’s states and territories.  Yalari’s selection process for partner schools is aimed at ensuring our scholars are placed in the care of dedicated education professionals.

Each of our current partner schools across Australia has been chosen through their alignment to Yalari’s vision, values and philosophy and with the knowledge that a caring and supporting environment is provided for our students.

Additional support is also received from the boarder school community which further assists our students to enjoy their boarding school experience.

Abbotsleigh is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located in Wahroonga, on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The Calrossy Anglican School, is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys and girls and incorporates a primary and preschool.

Canberra Girls Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school predominantly for girls, located in Deakin, a suburb of Canberra, the capital of Australia.

The Anglican Church Grammar School, commonly referred to as Churchie, is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys, located in East Brisbane, an inner suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Clayfield College is one of Australia’s leading schools, providing a tradition of quality education. The College has a proud history of offering a Christian learning environment in which students are encouraged, nurtured and inspired to achieve personal excellence.

Clayfield College welcomes students from all over Australia and the world. It is co-educational from Pre-Prep to Year 6 and girls only from Year 7 to Year 12. The College is also a Boarding School for girls, caring for students from Years 5 to 12, on a daily, casual, weekly or term basis.

The College is located in the beautiful inner-northern Brisbane suburb of Clayfield, only six and a half kilometres from the central business district and served well by public transport.

Geelong Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, co-educational, boarding and day school. The school’s main campus is located at Corio, on the northern outskirts of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, overlooking Corio Bay and Limeburners Bay.

The Glennie School is a private anglican primary and secondary boarding school in Toowoomba, Queensland.

Located close to Albany on one hundred and forty acres of waterfront property at Oyster Harbour, students from Kindergarten to Year 12 enjoy a pristine environment for their educational journey. This position is complemented by purpose-built facilities, exceptional teaching and support staff and an inclusive and supportive community spirit, fostering the individual pursuit of excellence.

John Paul College is an independent, co-educational, ecumenical day and boarding school located in the Logan City suburb of Daisy Hill.

Hale School is a world-renowned Anglican day and boarding school in Perth Western Australia, offering comprehensive and tailored education experiences to boys from Years 1 to 12.

Kambala is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located on one campus in Rose Bay, an eastern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Kinross Wolaroi School is an independent, Uniting church, co-educational, day and boarding school, located in Orange, a provincial city 260 kilometres west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The Methodist Ladies’ College, Perth, is an independent Uniting Church day and boarding school for girls located in Claremont, a western suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview is a Roman Catholic, day and boarding school for boys located in Riverview, a small suburb situated on the Lane Cove River on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

St Catherine’s School is an independent, non-denominational, Christian day and boarding school for girls, located in Toorak, an inner south-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

St Hilda’s School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located in Southport, a central suburb of the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for girls, located in Ascot, an inner-northern suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

St Peter’s College, is an independent boys’ school in the South Australian capital of Adelaide.

Scotch College is an independent, Uniting Church, co-educational, day and boarding school, located on two adjacent campuses in Torrens Park and Mitcham, inner-southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.

SCOTS PGC College caters for over 450 co-educational day and boarding students from Prep to Year 12. SCOTS PGC strives to provide an education that will prepare students fully for their future. Every student is an individual and their education must reflect this. The school’s role is to provide support, challenges and opportunities for every student to develop to their potential.

Sydney Church of England Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys, located in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The Scots College is one of the oldest and most reputable boys’ schools in Australia. Scots is a non-selective Presbyterian GPS boys’ school for day and Boarding students.

The Southport School, is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys, located in Southport, a suburb on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia.

Toowoomba Grammar School is an independent, non-denominational, day and boarding grammar school for boys, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.