WANALA membership

WANALA is a collaborative alliance, free to join, for all Aboriginal organisations, projects and activities in the region aimed at supporting, promoting, and teaching languages, and providing services such as interpreting and translation. WANALA’s activities include facilitating meetings, providing professional development, and assisting professionalisation of language teacher training, employment and practices.

Types of membership

WANALA’s core members are those who are actively engaged in language activities funded by the Commonwealth Government language support program (ILA/ILS).

Associate membership is for those who want to share ideas and support increased representation of our region in the national conversations about Indigenous languages.

Benefits of membership

  • be part of a growing alliance advocating for increased recognition and support of the extremely diverse language maintenance, documentation, and revitalisation situations in western and northern Australia
  • receive financial support to participate in meetings and professional development events
  • gain access to documents and advice on becoming a qualified language teacher or linguist, language worker training, and best practice in archiving, ICIP and more.


Please go to our Join WANALA page for membership forms.

Current members

Name Location Type
Aboriginal Interpreter Service Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Wadeye, Nhulunbuy, Groote Eylandt, and Wurrumiyanga Associate
Aboriginal Resource & Development Services (ARDS) Darwin & Nhulunbuy NT Associate
Arrernte Language Project Alice Springs NT Full
Batchelor Institute Batchelor NT Full
Bundiyarra Irra Wangga Language Centre | direct link Geraldton WA Full
Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) Newman WA Associate
Kimberley Language Resource Centre Hall’s Ck WA Full
Langford Aboriginal Association Perth WA Full
Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages (LAAL) Darwin NT Associate
Maningrida Language Project Maningrida NT Full
Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring | direct link Kununurra WA Full
Mowanjum Language Project Derby WA Full
Noongar Boodjar Waangkiny Bunbury WA Full
Papulu Apparr-kari Aboriginal Corporation Tennant Ck NT Full
Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre Wadeye NT Full
Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre | direct link Sth Hedland WA Full