Waalitj foundation

Empowering First Nations Peoples through education, employment and business.

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We aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for First Nations Peoples. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 2023

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

Waalitj Hub First Nations business clients

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 2023

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

Waalitj Hub First Nations Business Clients

who we are

Waalitj is looking to the future – bold, brave and determined. 

our programs

Deadly Sista Girlz

Building self-esteem and confidence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity.

Waalitj Hub

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to thrive.

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Plan 2Day 4 2morrow

Pre-employment mentoring and activities focusing on improving job readiness.

program delivery

latest news

Waalitj Hub Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? Check out these First Nations owned businesses.

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Indigenous Scholarship Applications now open

We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 Indigenous Scholarships Program is now open for applications! In an exciting collaboration with Shell's QGC business, this initiative aims to empower and support First Nations students on their educational journey towards...

Empowering Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Malcolm Binder, a proud Noongar man with ties to Ballardong and Yued country, is carving a unique path in the refrigeration, air conditioning, and electrical services industry. The founder of Boya Refrigeration, Malcolm's journey from an unexpected business venture to...

DFES Visits Waalitj Club Lathlain

Waalitj Club welcomed some special visitors from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services to impart valuable lessons and insights, last week! The visit provided an exciting opportunity for the kids to experience firsthand what it's like to be a firefighter. They...

Community Development Road Show

Our Community Development Program team recently embarked on a Road Show, visiting Wiluna, Leonora, Laverton and Menzies to engage with our CDP Participants and gather valuable feedback about the program. During these visits, our team engaged in meaningful...

Wiluna Remote Community Visit

Perth-based staff Dale Kickett and Carly Davis headed to Wiluna to visit our Remote School Attendance Strategy Program (RSAS). Over the two-day visit, they were joined by Kalgoorlie-based staff member Dezarae Pau and West Coast Eagles Regional Community Coordinator,...

Round Table Providing Opportunities

Industry leaders joined forces to create greater employment opportunities for First Nations Australians at our round table event. Hosted by the Waalitj Foundation in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, 15 guests were welcomed on Tuesday 14 November to the AMC...

Spirit showcased through Business

Proud Noongar Man, Gino Matera, is the Owner of Keipa Water, a 100% Aboriginal owned business providing premium bottled water and hydration products. Keipa Water celebrates the enduring and sustainable spirit of Aboriginal Australia, with products proudly showcasing...

Joint Venture Workshops Registrations Open

The Waalitj Hub has partnered with the Australian Institute of Management WA to design and develop the Indigenous Joint Ventures Workshops to provide Indigenous entrepreneurs with knowledge and strategies to deliver better outcomes for themselves through commercial...

Empowering Yorgas in Business

The Waalitj Hub hosted our inaugural "Empowering Blak Business: Yorgas in Business" event, at Mineral Resources Park last week. Bringing together an intimate group of First Nations businesswomen for a day of educational workshops and presentations designed to support...

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