Boarding – AFL Cape York House

AFL Cape York House is a not-for-profit organisation, funded under the Federal and State Indigenous Housing Partnership programs and supported by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Schooling Support, Education Queensland and the Australian Football League.

AFL Cape York Boys and Girls Houses aims to provide educational, employment and training opportunities for young indigenous men from some of far north Queensland’s most remote communities in a culturally appropriate, safe and secure residential environment to ensure every boarding student has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Construction of the boys boarding facility was completed in January 2013 with the House welcoming its inaugural students later that month.

Indigenous male youth aged between 12 and 18 from remote communities of the Cape York Peninsula, Torres Strait Island and Gulf of Carpentaria.

The House currently accommodates up to 45 boys who attend seven different public and privately funded secondary schools in the Cairns area.

Mission Statement

“To provide educational, employment and training opportunities for young indigenous people form Far North Queensland’s remote communities in a culturally appropriate, safe and secure residential environment to ensure every young person reaches their full potential.”

Key Staff

Kristine Van – Operations Manager – Boarding

Kane Richter – Boarding Manager

AFL Cape York Ltd
45 - 61 Tills Street, Westcourt
Cairns 4870

PO Box 143, Manunda 4870
Phone: (07) 4054 5199
Fax: (07) 4054 5399

ABN: 67106529257