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wirrpanda foundation

Leading the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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Founded in 2005 by former West Coast Eagles player, David Wirrpanda, we aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our First Australian role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 18/19

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander clients serviced by our wirra hub coaches

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 18/19

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander clients serviced by our wirra hub coaches

who we are

Our story, told by our people. 

meet our team

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David Wirrpanda

Founder and Director

Troy Cook

Director and General Manager of Community Development

Josie Janz-Dawson

General Manager of Education

program delivery sites

latest news

Corey’s VTEC Placement Success

Our VTEC program has helped Corey find employment while connecting to him to his culture.

Fit 4 Work celebrates NAIDOC

It was a full house at MRP as we celebrated NAIDOC Week with a special Fit 4 Work.

Back to Country Women’s Camp

The Women’s Camp was an opportunity for community members to build stronger cultural connections.

Bright Future for Kylie’s Three Kids

Joining the ParentsNext program, Kylie has connected with all the support she needs.

Big Win for Community Benefits Strategy

Our Community Benefits Strategy has won the national award for the Community Based Initiative of the Year.

Teaching Assistant Role for Thairon

TTW participant Thairon Jansen successfully finds a permanent role as an Indigenous teaching assistant.

CDP has restarted full servicing

CDP has returned to full servicing for CDP Job seekers with activities resuming.

Job Success for P242 Participant

Sophie has successfully found full time employment with the help of her P242 mentor

Onslow Program wins People’s Choice

The Onslow Family Support program has won the OCCI People’s Choice Award for the second year running.

Deadly Sista Girlz Launches in Geraldton

We headed to Geraldton to launch our Deadly Sista Girlz program at Champion Bay Senior High School.

latest news

Corey’s VTEC Placement Success

Our VTEC program has helped Corey find employment while connecting to him to his culture.

Fit 4 Work celebrates NAIDOC

It was a full house at MRP as we celebrated NAIDOC Week with a special Fit 4 Work.

Back to Country Women’s Camp

The Women’s Camp was an opportunity for community members to build stronger cultural connections.

Bright Future for Kylie’s Three Kids

Joining the ParentsNext program, Kylie has connected with all the support she needs.

Big Win for Community Benefits Strategy

Our Community Benefits Strategy has won the national award for the Community Based Initiative of the Year.

Teaching Assistant Role for Thairon

TTW participant Thairon Jansen successfully finds a permanent role as an Indigenous teaching assistant.

CDP has restarted full servicing

CDP has returned to full servicing for CDP Job seekers with activities resuming.

Job Success for P242 Participant

Sophie has successfully found full time employment with the help of her P242 mentor

Onslow Program wins People’s Choice

The Onslow Family Support program has won the OCCI People’s Choice Award for the second year running.

Deadly Sista Girlz Launches in Geraldton

We headed to Geraldton to launch our Deadly Sista Girlz program at Champion Bay Senior High School.

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