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We believe that more can be done to improve education and employment outcomes for students in remote Australia, particularly Aboriginal girls and young women. 

The Girls from Oz (g-oz) program, uses a tried and tested performing arts engagement model developed over 30 years by the Australian School of Performing Arts, to engage and re-engage females living in some of the most at-risk communities in Australia.


Latest News and Events

  • Kathleen NoonanJournalist
    “Girls from Oz does potent, targeted, nuanced and intelligent work. It knows if you educate a girl, you educate a community.”
  • Darren FoynesParent of Halls Creek student
    “I am 100% behind g-oz. It gives them opportunity to develop not just in sport, not just in art, but it helps them develop holistically as young women and gives them another avenue to develop their own life.”
  • Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVOg-oz Patron
    “Girls from Oz is utterly inspiring – it builds talent, confidence and self discipline in the girls who thrive through involvement in the program.”
  • Kathleen NoonanJournalist
    “In a world where we tend to park the ambulances at the bottom of the cliff and pour money into pick-up-the-pieces services, donating to Girls from Oz is like putting safety rails at the top of the cliff. It’s intelligent philanthropy.”
  • Mysti Bedford-McGintyg-oz Participant - Halls Creek District High School
    “This week I really enjoyed g-oz. G-oz makes me feel very happy, strong and proud of who I am."

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Did g-oz reach its $100,000 fundraising target?

Yes! 😊🎉✨

g-oz ambitiously aimed to raise $100,000 for a second year in a row.

That goal has now been achieved thanks to the generous support of both first-time and long-time g-oz donors as well as the 47 g-oz Giving Circle Coordinators who volunteered their time to coordinate their own fundraising initiatives - thank you, everyone!

Every dollar raised goes directly to the 21st Travel Program.

This program will see 30 g-oz participants from the remote Australian communities of Halls Creek, Lockhart River, Kowanyama and Bidyadanga fly to Sydney to partake in a week-long educational and cross-cultural program to Sydney. The week will conclude on stage at the @sydneyoperahouse where participants will sing with the @ausgirlschoir to an audience of over 2500!

To learn more about our Travel Program, head to the link in bio.

Didn't get a chance to donate, but would still like to? You can donate at any time throughout the year to support the ongoing g-oz Community Programs. Head to our GiveNow page, link in bio.

#girlsfromoz #100000reasonswhy #givingcirclecampaign #givingcircles #encouragecourage #philanthropy #travelprogram #givenow #ausgirlschoir #sydneyoperahouse
Today marks the start of NAIDOC Week 2024! ✨

This year's theme, 'Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud', invites all Australians to celebrate the voice, histories, cultures, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 “The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of Indigenous cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced. It is a symbol of connection to the land, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As we honour this flame, we kindle the sparks of pride and unity, igniting a renewed commitment to acknowledging, preserving, and sharing the cultural heritage that enriches our nation.” - @naidocweek

To see what NAIDOC events are happening this week in your state, head to www.naidoc.org.au

Logo credit: @naidocweek 

#NAIDOC2024 #NAIDOCWeek #BlakLoudProud #girlsfromoz
A lovely short but sweet read for your Saturday morning 📖☕

Check out this @thecairnspost write-up by Catherine Duffy about the most recent g-oz Reverse Travel Program in Lockhart River - link in bio!

#girlsfromoz #goz #encouragecourage #gozinlockhart #lockhartriver #cairnspost #reversetravelprogram
The '100,000 reasons why' Giving Circle Campaign has officially ended and all donations are now very close to being counted! 

Thank you once again to all of the generous donors who contributed to this year's campaign and to those who choose to donate to the g-oz cause on a regular basis. 

Your support has us beaming just as big and bright as these beautiful Kowie smiles! 😊 

Did g-oz reach its $100,000 goal? 

Watch this space for the grand total reveal next week! 👀

If you'd like to become a regular supporter of g-oz, you can sign up as a monthly donor by heading to the link in bio.

#girlsfromoz #100000reasonswhy #givingcirclecampaign #givingcircle #encouragecourage #gozinkowie #kowanyama #gozbecause
Did g-oz reach its $100,000 fundraising target?

Yes! 😊🎉✨

g-oz ambitiously aimed to raise $100,000 for a second year in a row.

That goal has now been achieved thanks to the generous support of both first-time and long-time g-oz donors as well as the 47 g-oz Giving Circle Coordinators who volunteered their time to coordinate their own fundraising initiatives - thank you, everyone!

Every dollar raised goes directly to the 21st Travel Program.

This program will see 30 g-oz participants from the remote Australian communities of Halls Creek, Lockhart River, Kowanyama and Bidyadanga fly to Sydney to partake in a week-long educational and cross-cultural program to Sydney. The week will conclude on stage at the @sydneyoperahouse where participants will sing with the @ausgirlschoir to an audience of over 2500!

To learn more about our Travel Program, head to the link in bio.

Didn't get a chance to donate, but would still like to? You can donate at any time throughout the year to support the ongoing g-oz Community Programs. Head to our GiveNow page, link in bio.

#girlsfromoz #100000reasonswhy #givingcirclecampaign #givingcircles #encouragecourage #philanthropy #travelprogram #givenow #ausgirlschoir #sydneyoperahouse
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Today marks the start of NAIDOC Week 2024! ✨

This year's theme, 'Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud', invites all Australians to celebrate the voice, histories, cultures, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 “The fire represents the enduring strength and vitality of Indigenous cultures, passed down through generations despite the challenges faced. It is a symbol of connection to the land, to each other, and to the rich tapestry of traditions that define Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As we honour this flame, we kindle the sparks of pride and unity, igniting a renewed commitment to acknowledging, preserving, and sharing the cultural heritage that enriches our nation.” - @naidocweek

To see what NAIDOC events are happening this week in your state, head to www.naidoc.org.au

Logo credit: @naidocweek 

#NAIDOC2024 #NAIDOCWeek #BlakLoudProud #girlsfromoz
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A lovely short but sweet read for your Saturday morning 📖☕

Check out this @thecairnspost write-up by Catherine Duffy about the most recent g-oz Reverse Travel Program in Lockhart River - link in bio!

#girlsfromoz #goz #encouragecourage #gozinlockhart #lockhartriver #cairnspost #reversetravelprogram
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The '100,000 reasons why' Giving Circle Campaign has officially ended and all donations are now very close to being counted! 

Thank you once again to all of the generous donors who contributed to this year's campaign and to those who choose to donate to the g-oz cause on a regular basis. 

Your support has us beaming just as big and bright as these beautiful Kowie smiles! 😊 

Did g-oz reach its $100,000 goal? 

Watch this space for the grand total reveal next week! 👀

If you'd like to become a regular supporter of g-oz, you can sign up as a monthly donor by heading to the link in bio.

#girlsfromoz #100000reasonswhy #givingcirclecampaign #givingcircle #encouragecourage #gozinkowie #kowanyama #gozbecause
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