About Dandjoo Darbalung

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


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.

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
  • True Blue Dreaming
  • 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.