Welcome to Wan-Yaari
Aboriginal Consultancy Services

What We Do

At Wan-Yaari, we specialize in contextualizing programs to suit each organisation’s specific needs relating to their involvement with Aboriginal Peoples and Communities to improve working relationships, engagement, respect and achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We deliver a range of programs from professional consultation to community embedded programs.
Cultural Awareness Training

Our Cultural Awareness Training can improve your organisation’s understanding, awareness and respect of Aboriginal history and culture. This can enhance your engagement with local Aboriginal clients and Communities and add value to your business.


WanYaari Jobs is a central location for Aboriginal Community members to access employment opportunities with organisations who are committed to reconciliation and improving Aboriginal employment outcomes.

For current employment opportunities, please visit wanyaarijobs.com.au or click the image above.

Cultural Programs and Mentoring

Our Cultural Programs include; Youth Engagement and Cultural Strengthening, Cultural Incursions, Pre-Employment Programs and individual mentoring.

Consulting and Program Design

We provide consultation and strategic advice on Reconciliation Action Plans, Aboriginal Employment Strategies and Aboriginal Initiatives. We specialise in contextualising, developing and implementing programs to suit each organisation’s specific needs.

Workshops and Training

We offer a range of Aboriginal specific workshops and training sessions that are delivered in a professional, engaging and interactive approach. We also specialise in workshop facilitation.

Wadamba Prison to Work Program

This Pilot program delivered in partnership with Corrections Victoria aims to assist and empower Aboriginal remandees to transition to sustainable and meaningful employment.

About Wan-Yaari

Wan-Yaari Aboriginal Consultancy Services is an Aboriginal owned and operated business providing professional and empowering services to the Aboriginal Community and non-Aboriginal organisations in the Geelong Region.

We deliver programs to the local Aboriginal Community to enhance and improve engagement in education, work and community initiatives. Our mentoring programs and Aboriginal Cultural programs aim to provide Culturally appropriate support and guidance to have meaningful and positive influences on personal well-being and cultural strengthening.

We provide strategic and expert consultation to non-Aboriginal organisations and businesses to improve their working relationships with the local Aboriginal Community and assist in developing and implementing Aboriginal initiatives and programs. We also provide Cultural Awareness Training to enhance awareness, understanding and respect of Aboriginal history and culture.

Wan-Yaari specializes in contextualizing programs to suit each organisation’s specific needs, relating to their involvement with Aboriginal peoples and communities to improve working relationships, engagement, respect and achieve meaningful and sustainable outcomes.

Our professional and highly skilled Aboriginal staff have extensive knowledge and experience of working within Aboriginal and government organizations and translate this know-how to provide guidance on interacting effectively and increasing confidence when working with Aboriginal clients and communities.

The meaning of Wan-Yaari is to Listen, Learn and Understand, which underpins our philosophy in designing and delivering our programs in an inclusive, engaging and culturally safe way.


Meet the team at Wan-Yaari
Ricky Kildea
Ricky Kildea
Lead Consultant
Ricky Kildea is a Dja Dja Wurrung man from the Laanecoorie mob in Central Victoria. He strongly believes that education is the key to success and creating opportunities for a better future for our people.

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Lowell Hunter
Lowell Hunter
Lead Consultant
Lowell Hunter is a Nyul Nyul man from Broome in Western Australia who has a working background in the areas of Aboriginal Education, Health, Justice, Employment and youth mentoring.

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Contact Wan-Yaari

Please contact us if you would like any additional information about the services we provide.
Wan-Yaari respectfully acknowledges the Wadawurrung people who are the traditional owners of this land upon which our business operates. We pay respects to their Elders, past, present and future. We also acknowledge and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia.