About Dandjoo Darbalung

Dandjoo Darbalung provides a wrap-around pastoral, cultural and academic program for Indigenous students so they can be successful at university.

Indigenous female students


Dandjoo Darbalung, established in 2012, has achieved very successful results with a 90% retention rate and a 78% pass rate.

A key pillar of the program is the extensive academic support, carefully structured around personal student empowerment, providing a clear pathway for young Indigenous people to obtain skilled, professional employment after graduation.

Indigenous supporters

Dandjoo Darbalung's supporters and partners

Without your support, we could never achieve the success we do.

  • Our Noongar ambassador, Barry McGuire

  • The College’s Indigenous Advisory Council

  • Woodside Energy Ltd

  • AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd

  • Barminco Ltd

  • Independence Group NL

  • Sandfire Resources NL

  • Impact 100 WA

  • Lotterywest

  • McClements Family Foundation

  • GradAustralia

  • Bedbrook McCarthy

  • Future Footprints AISWA

  • Staff at UWA, Curtin University, Murdoch University, ECU and Notre Dame University

  • Our alumni, residents and their families

Special thanks to Dr. Noel Nannup, a Noongar Elder, who assisted with naming our program, Dandjoo Darbalung.