Building a brighter future for Indigenous Australians

Partner with us as we help change the future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Building a brighter future for Indigenous Australians

Partner with us as we help change the future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


Our work

World Vision Australia is committed to reducing inequality around the world, and that means here in Australia too. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are recognised as the longest known living culture on earth, but they face many challenges including widespread inequality, discrimination and cultural disconnection. 

Since 1974, we’ve been adapting our successful community-led development approach from around the world to partner with Indigenous communities, charities and organisations to help support them to lead their own development and realise their own goals. 


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Getting the best start possible

Without access to locally-run playgroups and support for parents, Indigenous children can fall behind in developmental milestones. We partner with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and employ local women who facilitate playgroups to support children and parents, conducted in both traditional language and English to increase "both-ways" learning. When we invest in a child’s early years, we invest in their future. 

There are twice as many Indigenous children considered developmentally vulnerable compared to non-Indigenous children.


Inspiring future leaders

Connection to culture is an important factor in the health, social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous youth. The Young Mob Program helps Indigenous youth build stronger connections to their culture and empowers them to grow their leadership and life skills to become the next generation of change makers.

More than one third of Indigenous students do not complete year 12.


Strength in mainstream and traditional culture

With strong culture, language and connections to country, the challenge for some Indigenous communities is tackling contemporary issues around education, economic development, housing and the justice system. The Martu Leadership Program helps strengthen the leadership capacities of Martu men and women, so they can better shape their own futures and lead their own development.

More than one in two young people in Australian youth detention are Indigenous.


Challenging domestic violence

Family violence is often a topic kept private, but this secrecy can cause more harm. Channels of Hope is a culture and faith-based program that aims to combat gender-based violence through sessions about family harmony, respectful relationships and violence prevention. In collaboration and partnership with local communities, we explore ways to combat violence together. 

In Australia, Indigenous women are 35 times more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence than non-Indigenous women.


How you can make a difference

We invite you to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as we support them to lead their own development and create a life in all its fullness for their children and families. You can be a part of this journey and a part of our shared story – connecting with, and listening to, the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Together, we can create a stronger future for all.  

What we achieved in 2018


What we achieved in 2018


How you can make a difference

We invite you to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as we support them to lead their own development and create a life in all its fullness for their children and families. You can be a part of this journey and a part of our shared story – connecting with and listening to the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Together, we can create stronger future for all.  


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My dream is to educate our little ones to be the leaders for the generations to come.

- Zondra, Community Facilitator of the Early Childhood Care and Development program