Milparanga Emerging Leadership Program

27 March to 1 April 2022 (6 days)
Cairns, Queensland

You can expect to:

  • Make connections with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders from across Australia in a culturally safe place
  • Engage in conversations and projects that explore collaboration
  • Learn from Indigenous facilitators
  • Make connections that will last a lifetime

Would you like to:

  • Challenge yourself to grow and learn by stepping outside your comfort zone
  • Become a confident public speaker
  • Develop your understanding of Indigenous leadership, history and legacy
  • Develop skills and be guided on how to make a positive change

Activities you’ll engage in:

  • Hear stories from Indigenous leaders
  • Visit culturally significant sites to learn about Indigenous history and legacies
  • Meet and workshop with Milparanga alumni
  • Challenging outdoor recreational components
  • Activities that will help you develop self-awareness and how to communicate with others

Applications have closed for this program. Submit an Expression of Interest for the 2023 program here or sign up for future updates here.

Graduates will join a network of over 300 Indigenous alumni who support each other as they continue to develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership capability. Graduates can apply to participate in the Milparanga Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee.

Cost per participant:

Each participant is required to pay a program administration and membership fee of $200+gst.

Please contact our project team if your personal circumstances inhibit your ability to contribute in this way. All requests will be considered on an individual basis.

Frequently asked questions

More information

Please contact us for further information on 02 6281 0680 or email:

Grant Cameron – Program Manager

Suanne Sands – Program Coordinator

I did think of myself as a leader, but I didn’t have the confidence to lead. Attending the program has given me a real boost. Suanne Sands, Milparanga 2020 graduate