Calling future NRL Cowboys House students

NRL Cowboys House applications now open!

Our team at NRL Cowboys House are inviting applications from eligible young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for a place at NRL Cowboys House in Townsville.

The House provides supported accommodation for Year 7-12 students from some of North Queensland’s most remote and educationally disadvantaged communities, enabling them to access quality secondary education opportunities in Townsville.

Limited places are currently available for new students in the Girls and Boys Campuses.


  • Girls Campus: Applications are now open for Term 3, 2019 & Term 1, 2020.
  • Boys Campus: Applications are now open for Term 1, 2020.

Potential students and their parents/guardians are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


To receive an application pack, please email:


NRL Cowboys House is a purpose-designed, culturally respectful and supportive facility giving Indigenous students from remote and regional North Queensland communities the opportunity to access the school of their choice in Townsville.

We create hope, motivation and opportunity and are addressing some of the significant challenges faced by our young people on their journey through education to employment and adult life.

In 2019, NRL Cowboys House is host to 54 students in the Boys Campus, with 30 girls in residence for the first year of operation for the Girls Campus.

NRL Cowboys House is managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, the charity arm of the North Queensland Cowboys, with financial and other support from the NRL.

The House is a joint initiative between the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, National Rugby League, Queensland Government and Australian Government. 

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