Removing distance as a barrier to accessing quality secondary education

NRL Cowboys House opened in 2017 and provides supported accommodation for 104 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.

The facility is a purpose-designed and culturally respectful environment, providing the stability and support students need to be able to fulfil their potential while building long-lasting friendships and life skills along the way.

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.

Winner of the 2019 NRL Community Program of the Year award



Downer Group BGIS Wilson Security Toyota Australian Government NQPHN NRL Queensland Government Variety Australia Biniris Waanyi Downer Joint Venture Veolia Wilson Security

Bursary Partner

AMA Group

Friends of the House

Fulton Hogan Litehaus International Allara Learning Chemist Warehouse Telstra Regional Express Corporate Travel Management Intersport Townsville Vivid Services

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