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We are a not-for-profit majority Aboriginal-led organisation. We drive game-changing and inclusive approaches to agricultural and horticultural business, education, employment, health and wellbeing.

Community engagement

Advocating and promoting community and individual well-being

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Ethical Alliance based business

Working with Aboriginal land-based businesses

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Collaborative and innovative approaches are designed to accelerate economic freedom, employment and well-being with Indigenous Australians through strategic joint business ventures; job creation and local jobs for local people; relevant training; and targeted social investments.

We drive game-changing approaches to Aboriginal business, employment, education, health and wellbeing.

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Outback Academy Australia and the Red Dust Heelers supports the Yes Vote and here’s why

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the nation to reconcile and begin a new chapter in our history. For newly arrived Australians, and those whose ancestors came here seeking a better life and a Fair Go, this is an obvious…

Follow the Flowers regenerative farming initiative featured on ABC online

Outback Academy is proud to share that our Follow the Flowers initiative was featured in ABC online. The in-depth piece provides an excellent overview of the program and profiles a number of producers who are taking part.

New resources capture stories of indigenous women athletes with disabilities

The Winyarr Ganbina (Women Arise) short films and the OAA Red Dust Heeler checklist are a unique set of resources to support access to sport for people with a disability, in particular Indigenous women.  The short films and checklist feature…

Red Dust Heelers at Invictus Games today!

Outback Academy Australia and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 working together to provide young Aboriginal and other Australians with disabilities, including Paralympians, the opportunity to take part in a wheelchair basketball demonstration at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Presented by…

International Day of People with Disability supports the Red Dust Heelers to play at INVICTUS Games!

The Commonwealth Department of Social Services’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) program has funded the Red Dust Heelers to play an Exhibition Game of wheelchair basketball at the INVICTUS Games at 5pm on Friday October 26!!! This is…

We join forces with INVICTUS GAMES 2018!

  Outback Academy Australia was approached by INVICTUS Games 2018 Organising Committee to take the healing messages of the INVICTUS Games to Indigenous and other communities around Australia in the lead up to and after the October 20-27 Games. They…

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First-Nations owned coffee

Globally grown, First Nations-owned coffee

Outback Academy has partnered with Jasper Coffee to develop a unique range of ethically sourced coffee blends that support First Nations-led businesses.

Follow the Flowers

Returning Country and communities to health and building businesses

Follow the Flowers is a major initiative of Outback Academy Australia. Formally transitioned from the East West Alliance in 2021, Follow the Flowers farmers are connected for the purpose of national supply chain business that returns Country and communities to health.

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Red Dust Heelers

Promoting greater inclusion for people living with a disability

The Red Dust Heelers are led by Paralympians and veteran National League players. When they roll into a community they bring energy, fun and a passion for connecting people of all abilities to opportunities in sport, recreation, education and employment – and stay part of the Heelers family. When they present in a corporate or school setting, those experiencing time with them leave with a newfound focus on the ability in ‘disability’.

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Resources to support access to sport for people with a disability

Outback Academy Australia has partnered with Victoria University and Paralympics Australia create a unique set of resources to support access to sport for people with a disability, in particular Indigenous women.

Winyarr Ganbina (Women Arise) short films and the OAA Red Dust Heeler checklist feature the lived experience and advice of Indigenous women athletes and people more broadly with disability from across Australia.


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