wirrpanda foundation

Leading the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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Founded in 2005 by former West Coast Eagles player, David Wirrpanda, we aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our First Australian role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 18/19

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander clients serviced by our wirra hub coaches

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 18/19

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander clients serviced by our wirra hub coaches

who we are

Our story, told by our people. 

meet our team

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David Wirrpanda

Founder and Director

Troy Cook

Director and General Manager of Community Development

Josie Janz-Dawson

General Manager of Education

program delivery sites

latest news

Onslow Program wins People’s Choice

The Onslow Family Support program has won the OCCI People’s Choice Award for the second year running.

WA award for Community Benefits Strategy

Our community partnerships have been recognised in the 2020 Parks and Leisure Regional Awards.

Cue Football Carnival in Wiluna

Our RSAS Wiluna program kids showed off their new threads at the SMF football carnival in Cue!

DSG Footballs

Our new Deadly Sista Girlz footballs have arrived, featuring artwork by our very own Buffie Corunna.

TTW Training

Our TTW mentors lead 5 participants to begin an 8-week training program via Training Course Experts.

Job Success for VTEC participant

Previously with Transition to Work, Sophie is now being supported by VTEC during her apprenticeship.

Wirra Hub Opens Doors

With the support of the Federal Government, we opened an Indigenous Business and Jobs Hub.

latest news

Onslow Program wins People’s Choice

The Onslow Family Support program has won the OCCI People’s Choice Award for the second year running.

WA award for Community Benefits Strategy

Our community partnerships have been recognised in the 2020 Parks and Leisure Regional Awards.

Cue Football Carnival in Wiluna

Our RSAS Wiluna program kids showed off their new threads at the SMF football carnival in Cue!

DSG Footballs

Our new Deadly Sista Girlz footballs have arrived, featuring artwork by our very own Buffie Corunna.

TTW Training

Our TTW mentors lead 5 participants to begin an 8-week training program via Training Course Experts.

Job Success for VTEC participant

Previously with Transition to Work, Sophie is now being supported by VTEC during her apprenticeship.

Wirra Hub Opens Doors

With the support of the Federal Government, we opened an Indigenous Business and Jobs Hub.

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