About Boarding

Boarding – AFL Cape York House

AFL Cape York 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, are purpose built facilities aiming to provide accommodation, educational, employment and training opportunities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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 successful in to what they want to pursue.

AFL Cape York House aims to assist the transition from remote communities by working with families and the individual on their transition supports. We provide a supportive and structured environment that is centred around culture and family by building positive relationships and like skills as they transition through secondary school.

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.

Message from our staff – Why we do what we do

“Here at AFL Cape York House, we believe our young people will transition successfully through life with individualised support and learning through education, life experience and wellbeing. Our young people are Australia’s future leaders and connecting with our families and communities they have the opportunity to shape a better world for the next generations.”