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Whatever Waltja does, culture is in the centre of what we do and we hold that strong.” Statement from Waltja Directors’ Meeting, Eastern MacDonnell Ranges, NT, May 2014.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is an Aboriginal controlled community-based organisation, which does good work with families, grounded in strong culture and relationships.  We work in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, across nine languages and across more than one quarter of the Northern Territory. Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi is in the Luritja language. It literally means “families, for everybody, really good together”, or the short version, “doing good work with families”. Waltja is governed by a Board of Directors who are senior traditional Aboriginal women, permanent residents and leaders in the remote communities where we work.

In Waltja, everyone works well together, keeping Waltja strong and friendly – Directors, workers and community. Waltja is home. One family” April Martin, Chairperson.

In November 2014, Waltja was awarded the Reconciliation Australia Indigenous Governance Award for the best-governed Indigenous organisation in Australia.  Chair of the judging panel, Professor Mick Dodson, said Waltja has been doing good governance for a very long time, keeping culture at the heart of the work.  He said, “Waltja is one of the best organisations I have encountered; the best in Australia.”

Annual Report 2016-17


Art Store

The Waltja Art Store is our all-year fund raiser.  By supporting the store, you are helping Waltja deliver important programs across Central  Australia.

Outcomes Meeting with PMC

Some of our members and Waltja workers had a meeting with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to discuss the outcomes from the two Indigenous Women’s Network meetings. Learn more >>


AT LEAST 89% goes directly back to our clients on the ground. Waltja might use 11% for materials like consumables or fuel or to support volunteers, but more often the full amount goes to the client. Click here to donate online

Video Projects & Nintipulka Mitiyaku (Getting Clever About Media)

Our media team accompanies field workers out bush and, when there is an opportunity, they teach media skills to young people. They also photograph day to day activities like this cook-up for dinner. Best viewed full screen – click the icon bottom right.

Young People’s Struggle Project
Connecting with family, community and culture can help you with your bad thoughts, they can give you the strength to feel strong about yourself and get through tough times. read more >>

This 90 second video, the Luritja version of “Going Bush”, was produced by Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi in partnership with the Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, with support from the Dept of Scial services and partnership support from the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Latest Stories From Waltja

New Aged Care Centre At Willowra

Willowra community are very excited about the new Aged Care Centre being built in their community. Aged care and disability services in  Willowra are delivered by the Central Desert Regional Council...

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Yirara College Truck Driving Simulator

Yirara College in Alice Springs has installed a truck simulator in the classroom in the hope that students would gain experience and help them land their first job upon graduation.The College’s...

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