Milparanga Established

Supporting experienced community and industry Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders

Program details

Supporting experienced community and industry Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders with increasing their impact, influencing positive change, and resolving conflict.

Application period

21 November – 11 December 2022

Shortlisting & interviews

January 30 – 10 February 2023

Program places & Cost

15 scholarships available

Administration fee AUD 220 (support available)

Program Date

15 – 24 May 2023 with one travel day either side

Program Location

Albany, Western Australia


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples aged 21 years and over from anywhere in Australia and the Torres Strait with experience in community and industry leadership.

Program activities

Join us for a unique First Nations leadership experience to build capability through challenging experiences that honor indigenous knowledge systems, philosophies and cultural identify and create a support and learning network to drive systematic change. 

   This program is designed exclusively for established indigenous leaders wanting to become more involved in influencing change at a community and national level, Milparanga Established will help you gain further confidence and empowerment to engage in storytelling and advocating for positive change. The program will help you grow your networks beyond your communities and organisations, where you can establish meaningful relationships with other indigenous leaders from across the country. You will get further outside of your comfort zone whilst sharing the experiences of other First Nations peoples within a safe and supportive space. Collaborate and co-create to shift behaviours in yourself and your networks and break cycles for a positive future. 

Not for you but someone else?

Recommend your family member, friend or colleague for this program with our shoulder tap.

Frequently asked questions

Have more questions? Get in touch via email or give us a call on 02 6281 0680.

Yes, Milparanga is facilitated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and facilitators and the content is designed with a cultural lens. 

All program costs, including travel, are covered by our sponsors. You are only required to pay an AUD 220 administration fee. If you cannot pay this fee for personal reasons, get in touch with us. We will consider your situation on a case-by-case basis and support you where we can.

Yes, you will receive a packing list a few weeks out from coming on the program. Our team can assist with items you may not be able to get in community. 

Your safety is paramount and we hope you will not get sick or injured. We do have first aid officers on all programs to assist in an emergency. Should you contract COVID, we have a response plan in place and will respond to get you home as quickly as possible.

We provide an immersive program experience therefore mobile phones may be removed for periods to enhance your engagement and experience. Mobile phone reception may also not be available during some program periods. Your family will be provided with contact information to notify our facilitators in the event of an emergency.

Working while you’re on the program will significantly reduce your ability to focus and get the most out of it. It might also not be possible due to the location and schedule of the program. We, therefore, ask that you make prior arrangements with your workplace and inform them that you will not be able to work during the program period.

We kindly ask that you do not share any information about program locations and activities on any social media platforms.