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.
“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.
“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.”
- Art Traditional Way
- Be Ninti about Gambling
- Boarding School Support
- Building Safe Communities
- Bush Tucker Stories
- Caring for Elders
- Disability Bush Services
- Family Mental Health Support Service
- Kungka Kutjara Social Enterprise
- Nintipulka Mitiyaku (getting clever about media)
- Reconnect Youth Support Services
- Strong Young Parents
- Tjutjangku Tjukurrpa Social Enterprise
- ERF – Waltja Top-up and Partnership
- Young Mum’s Program & Baby Bags
- Young People’s Struggles Project
The Waltja Art Store is our all-year fund raiser. By supporting the store, you are helping Waltja deliver important programs across Central Australia.
Waltja has been receiving gifts of clothing daily!
Winter is approaching and we need more warm supplies for the elderly and vulnerable out bush.
and baby gear for our new mums bags for our Strong Young Parents Program
we have been overwhelmed by your generosity
But don’t stop! We need more gear for kids up to 8 years old and for the elderly.
we are packing and distributing goods daily
The “Family News” is a resource for remote families who often have trouble accessing the services and facilities that most people in the Territory take for granted.