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Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island mothers and families to intervene in their own lives

Gunawirra is a not for profit PBI organisation made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and non-Indigenous people.

The mission of Gunawirra is working together with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island mothers and children. We achieve this by delivering innovative, transformational and culturally appropriate programs which are fully evaluated by research. 

We empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait mothers to break the cycle of suffering. Our programs focus on healing intergenerational trauma and promoting maternal nurturing through the influence of cultural knowledge and art. 


Our Programs

Young Aboriginal Mothers Program (YAMP)

Group programs and support for pregnant mothers, young mothers and families with their babies and toddlers up to age five

Preschool Programs 

This program supports preschool children and their parents through the Five Big Ideas, Here Comes the Chef, Community days, Art Therapy and Speech Therapy.

Journey to Learning

This program shares Aboriginal cultural knowledge and Aboriginal art while providing a connection for Aboriginal children to their heritage. The program also shares valuable cultural knowledge to preschool educators, families and communities.

Professional Development for Teachers

This program is focused on better equipping teachers to work with Indigenous pre-schoolers who may have experienced trauma. The program develops teachers understanding of the relationship between culture, identity and healing.



Gunawirra resides on Wangal country. Gunawirra acknowledges the Wangal people as being the traditional owners of this land. Gunawirra pays respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. Gunawirra also wishes to acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their communities of Australia, and we respect and recognise that they still have a strong continuing connection to their culture, land, water and community.  


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