Past finalists

Since 2005, the Indigenous Governance Awards program has highlighted the amazing work being done by diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations across Australia. IGA finalists have come from a variety of locations; hailing from some Australia’s most remote communities and busiest cities. IGA finalists also represent a number of sectors, from land management to theatre, childcare to health service providers. The diversity of the finalists and winners over the years is a testament to the range, scope and depth of quality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

2014 winner Category A Category  A – incorporated organisations    “Women are strong with their culture and knowledge, with the language and with ceremonies as well as teaching the young ones—leading...

Girringun Aboriginal Corporation

2014 highly commended Category A Category A – incorporated organisations   “The Girringun mob are all about looking after and managing their own country in their own way. We want to empower...

The Marruk Project

2014 winner Category B Category B – non-incorporated projects    “Marruk is about celebrating diversity and creating a space where the community can come together to learn about...

Muntjiltjarra Wurrgumu Group

2014 highly commended Category B Category B – non-incorporated projects    “The group’s work shows what can be achieved if we are willing to work with Indigenous people, as...

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

2014 finalist Category A Category A – incorporated organisations   “At AIME we are committed to making the seemingly impossible come to life, to imagining new futures. We are committed to...

Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

2014 finalist Category A Category A – incorporated organisations   “It’s made such a difference to my life, to my health and to my mental attitude, to how I function. I...

Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation

2014 finalist Category A Category A – incorporated organisations   “It is important to us that we lead a community-wide response to what is a whole-of-community issue. That requires strong leadership,...

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

2014 finalist Category A Category A – incorporated organisations   “VACCA is successful, is growing and is respected. It is a role model for others.” – Peter Harris, IGA judge The...

Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly

2012 highly commended Category B The Murdi Paaki Regional Assembly was set up as a regional governance structure to support Community Working Parties (CWPs), governance bodies in the 16...

Yiriman Project

2012 winner Category B The Yiriman Project started when Karajarri, Nyikina, Mangala and Walmajarri elders in the West Kimberley became concerned about young people who were harming themselves...

SNAICC

2012 highly commended Category A The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is the national non-government peak body that advocates on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres...

NPY Women’s Council

2012 winner Category A Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation (NPY Women’s Council) is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected Aboriginal organisations. Established in 1980, NPYWC...

Martumili Artists

2012 finalist Category B Established in 2006, Martumili Artists represents artists from seven Martu communities in the East Pilbara region. Martumili Artists has become a high profile, nationally...

Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)

2012 finalist Category A Formerly known as the Mt Theo Program, WYDAC was established as a grassroots community outstation rehabilitation program in 1993 to address chronic petrol sniffing...

Western Desert Dialysis

2012 finalist Category A Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation. (WDNWPT) was established by people from the Pintupi Luritja language group to improve the lives of...

MG Corporation

2012 finalist Category A Yawoorroong Miriuwung Gajerrong Yirrgeb Noong Dawang Aboriginal Corporation (MG Corporation) is the leading Indigenous organisation in the East Kimberley. MG Corporation receives and manages...

IGA Honour Roll

2005-14 Since they were first run in 2005, the Indigenous Governance Awards have recognised some of the most successful and respected Aboriginal and Torres Strait...