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.

NRL Cowboys House – 2022 Yearbook


Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC) Downer Group BGIS Wilson Security Toyota Australian Government NQPHN NRL Queensland Government Variety Australia Biniris Waanyi Downer Joint Venture Veolia Wilson Security The Sebastian Foundation

Bursary Partner

AMA Group

Friends of the House

Fulton Hogan The Ville Resort-Casino Chemist Warehouse LiteHaus International Regional Express Intersport Townsville Tip Top Vivid

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

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respects to the Elders, Past , Present and Emerging. For they hold the memories, the traditions and the culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people across the nation.