About - Culture College

Culture College is a social enterprise that organises school tours to Arnhem Land to inspire and educate secondary school students about Yolŋu culture and their environment. Students will have the opportunity to learn and interact with elders and children in the Community and out in the homelands, learn from the Dhimurru and Yirralka Rangers about the environment and conservation techniques and take part in art classes at the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre.

Arnhem land is one of the most culturally intact and pristine regions left on earth and home to the Yolŋu people and their lands of which they have been the traditional owners for over 50,000 years. Culture College is partnered with Lirrwi Tourism to offer 5-day Homeland visits as part of our 7- to 14-day tour. Lirrwi Tourism have been delivering exceptional tours to schools and businesses for many years and share Culture College’s aims to create a new economy for Yolŋu people in Arnhem Land through tourism. Programs are tailor-made for each school’s requirements and the personal development needs of your students and children (and also the parents should they join).

"We were inspired and searched the country for a suitable location to establish a permanent 'Kids to Culture' campus and a social enterprise to sponsor Aboriginal youth education programs sustainably over the long term."

Hooker Family Foundation, The Scots College and Redlands alumnus

"We are very excited to expand our existing student cultural exchange programs with Culture College. Bringing additional sustainable activities to the Homelands, make these traditional lands more attractive for Yolngu to come back to their country which is critical for the preservation of our culture and our people."

Bawaka Homeland, Elder, Gumatj clan, Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians

"Fabulous examples of authentic family life and their intense connection and pride of their country. We are so lucky to share this with young people who can hopefully take from this experience very positive messages about Indigenous people. A great opportunity to immerse yourself in an amazing culture. Learning through experience and interactions with Indigenous people, to hopefully help to break through the negativity generated within the media."

Geelong Grammar School, Indigenous Education Coordinator

"Sharing knowledge and building friendships with the mainstream is the path we Yolngu have wanted to take for generations. It will create a brighter future for all."

Nyinyikay Homeland, Yolngu Educator, Ranger and Culture College Leader

"I will treasure most staying on the Homeland. This was a once in a lifetime experience and it was this that really changed my perspective on Arnhem Land. Being so involved in their lifestyle made me appreciate the land and culture. My experience at Culture College was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Nhulunbuy was great to see, and the Homeland was definitely my favourite. I feel like I can properly understand the Yolŋu way of life, and it has changed my way of thinking about true Australia. I loved every minute."

Ascham School, Student