NRL Cowboys House provides supported accommodation for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from some of North Queensland’s most remote and educationally disadvantaged communities, enabling them to access quality secondary education opportunities in Townsville.

NRL Cowboys House removes distance as a barrier to accessing education and provides the stability and support students need to be able to fulfil their potential while building long-lasting friendships and life skills along the way. The Boys Campus officially opened in 2017 and is home to 50 young Indigenous men, while the Girls Campus opened its doors to young Indigenous women in 2019. Both facilities are purpose-designed and culturally respectful environments providing life-changing opportunities for some of the most disadvantaged students in the country.

Managed by the Cowboys Community Foundation, the charity arm of the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, NRL Cowboys House is a joint initiative between the National Rugby League, North Queensland Cowboys, the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.

Boys Campus

2018 marks the second year of operation of the Boys Campus at NRL Cowboys House, with 25 new young men coming to live at the House at the start of the school year, joining the 25 House Brothers who completed their inaugural year with us in 2017.

Girls Campus

The Girls Campus is home to 30 young women in 2019, and will reach full capacity with 50 students by the start of the 2020 school year.



Australian Government NRL Cowboys Community Foundation Queensland Government Toyota Variety Australia Waanyi Downer Joint Venture

Founding Friends of the House

Fulton Hogan Paynters Chemist Warehouse LGIAsuper Lancini Property & Development Telstra Wilmar Sugar Cushman & Wakefield Veolia Cowboys Leagues Club Procut Meats Regional Express adidas Biniris Foxtel Salads Galore Intersport Townsville Domain Central Allara Learning

Friends of the House

Fulton Hogan Paynters Chemist Warehouse LGIAsuper Lancini Property & Development Telstra Cowboys Leagues Club Procut Meats Rex Regional Express Biniris Salads Galore Intersport Domain Townsville Allara Learning Veolia Corporate Travel Management Lendlease

Supporting Partners