The Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural and Development Centre was designed in consultation with local Aboriginal male youth and purpose-built to accommodate 14 Aboriginal boys, and engage and nurture their cultural pride, identity and self-confidence.
Welcome to Wiradjuri Country
Sitting on 780 hectares of Wiradjuri Country, with Scar Trees and sites of cultural significance, the centre offers many opportunities to connect to Country, including:
- Cultural Bora Ring (dance ring) including traditional humpies.
- Cultural Garden featuring a ‘peace bench’ and traditional native plants with information signs.
- Yarn-Up Trail including cultural vegetation areas
- Fire-Pit Yarning Area featuring an Aboriginal fire-pit, stone and wooden seating and a cooking-pit surrounded by native bush foods and vegetation.
The Tirkandi Learning Centre
Our dedicated Learning Centre is staffed by qualified teachers five days a week and features a group classroom, as well as several smaller learning areas where participants receive personalised one-on-one educational support.
Art and music facilities
- Art workshop.
- Woodwork shop, for crafting didgeridoos, clap-sticks and emu-callers etc.
- Music and visual arts studio, with soundproofed recording studio and computer recording equipment, drums, electric guitars, bass guitars, electric bass guitars, electric acoustic guitars, microphones, bongos, ukuleles, and video and photography equipment (drone, cameras, Apple Macs, GoPros).
Sports and leisure facilities
- Swimming pool (60,000 litres)
- Half basketball court
- Handball court
- Gym (equipped with weight-machines, boxing bags, spin-bikes, elliptical machines, rowing machines, kettle bells and medicine balls)
- Footy oval
- Bike track (plus BMXs and mountain bikes)
- Adventure training course
- Rock climbing wall
- Games room (with PlayStations and games, pool table, air-hockey table and table tennis table)
- BBQ area
- Fishing boats
Our centre accommodates 14 Aboriginal males in two seven-bed residences. All bedrooms have king-single beds and air conditioning, with shared bathroom facilities. And each residence has a kitchen, a lounge and recreational area with 65” TVs and recliner sofas, and a youth worker’s room.
Family and visitors accommodation
There are four family cottages available for visiting family members and university and TAFE students undertaking placements at the centre. Limited places; please book ahead.
During school term times staff members reside at the centre 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, on a roster basis.
Newly renovated the administration building provides office facilities for our staff, including the CEO and assistant manager, caseworkers and the administration team. The reception area contains a large display of ancient and contemporary cultural artefacts and artworks. It’s also our meeting point for welcoming visitors and conducting inductions.
The Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural and Development Centre is located on Kidman Way, halfway between Darlington Point and Coleambally in south-west NSW – approximately 50 km from Griffith and 180 km from Wagga Wagga. Get directions from Google Maps
Visiting Tirkandi Inaburra
We’d love to show you around the Tirkandi Inaburra Centre, but for safety reasons all visitors must obtain permission to come onto the property and make an appointment for a visit. Please contact us to arrange a date and time for your visit.