IMPORTANT INFO - Culture College

Medical Safety

All staff including teachers from visiting schools are to be trained in up-to-date first aid. Any Culture College staff operating in the field will be required to hold wilderness first aid or the equivalent and detailed medical histories will be required for each participant. Nhulunbuy district hospital is located 5 minutes from Base Camp and 30 minutes from the Gulkula site.

It has 32 beds and an Accident & Emergency ward and can also organise the evacuation of patients via Air Medical Services (AMS) to Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) if required. All Homelands partnering with Culture College have an airstrip.


Each group will contain a minimum of 15 students/staff with a professional Program Leader from Culture College. In many activities there will also be a ranger or tour guide as additional staff. The staff-to-student ratio may differ according to individual school requirements and therefore ratios will be discussed with your school.

Program leaders will all have qualifications meeting ORIC standards. All drivers involved in transportation will hold relevant mini bus license or coach licenses and adhere to strict protocols for student transportation safety.

Culture College Base

The Base Camp accommodation has safe and secure rooms with appropriate bathroom facilities for male and female students. There is air conditioning, ventilation and insect screening. Stair- wells at the end of each corridor provide a safe escape route for emergency procedures.

Equipment and Clothing

All students will be provided with an equipment list. Appropriate clothing is required including sun wear, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Appropriate footwear is also mandatory including sturdy lace-up walking shoes. Students will be required to bring appropriate camping gear including sleeping bag and backpack. Tents will be provided by Culture College.


“Sharing knowledge and building friendships with the mainstream is the path we Yolŋu have wanted to take for generations. It will create a brighter future for all.” Charlie Matjuwi Burarrwanga – Senior Elder and Head of the Gumatj (Burarrwanga) Clan

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