Yrs 7 - 12 | Boarding and Day
65 Buchan Street,
PORTSMITH, QLD, 4870
Boarding Managers Contact Information
Girls Boarding: Mr Sean Hunter
Telephone: 07 4054 5199
Boys Boarding: Mr Kane Richter
Telephone: (07) 4054 5199
Number of Boarders: 34
AFL Cape York House (“the House”) is a not-for-profit organisation, funded under the Federal and State Indigenous Housing Partnership programs and supported by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Indigenous Schooling Support, Education Queensland and the Australian Football League.
AFL Cape York Boys and Girls Houses, aim 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 (Indigenous male youth aged between 12 and 18 from remote communities of the Cape York Peninsula, Torres Strait Island and Gulf of Carpentaria), later that month. The House currently accommodates up to 45 boys who attend seven different public and privately funded secondary schools in the Cairns area.
The girls boarding facility opened in January 2019.