AFL Cape York House is a not-for profit organisation, funded under the Federal and State Indigenous Housing Partnership program and supported by Aboriginal Hostels Limited, Indigenous Schooling Support, Education Queensland and the Australian Football League.
AFL Cape York Boys and Girls Houses aims to provide educational, employment and training opportunities for young indigenous men from some of far north Queensland’s most remote communities in a culturally appropriate, safe and secure residential environment to ensure every boarding student has the opportunity to reach their potential.
Construction of the boys boarding facility was completed in January 2013 with the House welcoming its inaugural students later that month.
Indigenous male youth aged between 12 and 18 from remote communities of the Cape York Peninsula, Torres Strait Island and Gulf of Carpentaria.
The House currently accommodates up to 45 boys who attend seven different public and privately funded secondary schools in the Cairns area.