About 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 House aims to provide educational, employment and training opportunities for young Indigenous men and women 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 transition successfully into what they want to pursue.

Construction of AFL Cape York House – Boys boarding facility was completed in January 2013 and can support a capacity of 48 young men. AFL Cape York House – Girls facility opened its doors for 50 young women in 2019.

We are committed to fostering a culturally safe, supportive environment where our young people can be proud of their heritage and where they come from while building skills, learning, and seeking new opportunities.