North East Arnhem Land

Working with the Community

Jawun partners with several local organisations to bring about positive change for the Indigenous communities of North East Arnhem Land, including:

  • Gumatj Corporation
  • Marngarr Resource Centre
  • Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation
  • Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre
  • Lirrwi Yolngu Tourism Aboriginal Corporation
  • Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation
  • Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation
  • Miwatj Employment & Participation

Regional Contacts

  • Rose Manzini

    Jawun General Manager, Remote Regions

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    After spending the majority of her career in Indigenous affairs across Australia, Rose returned to her hometown of Cairns to support the Cape York Welfare Reform program, completing two years with Cape York Partnerships as their CEO. Rose was appointed as the Jawun Cape York Regional Director in June 2009, and in July 2012 took on the role of General Manager, Remote Regions in line with Jawun’s expanded presence across Australia.

    Rose’s career began in the mining industry in the Torres Straits and New Guinea before she transitioned to Indigenous affairs. Since then, Rose has had numerous roles with the Australian Government throughout the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Cape York and Tasmania, living and working in remote communities.

    Rose has an Industrial Science Degree from James Cook University, a Diploma in Public Sector Management, and a MBA with James Cook University.

    To contact Rose, please email:

  • Sarah Roediger

    Jawun Regional Manager, North East Arnhem Land

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    Sarah  joined Jawun in 2016. She has a passion for connecting people with the communities and has spent the last two years leading change within non-profit organisations; enabling and empowering grassroots communities to improve their own lives. Before moving to Arnhem Land, Sarah worked in communications with International Needs Australia, an organisation pursuing innovative solutions to tackle global poverty. Sarah has been living and working in Nhulunbuy for the last 12 months and has enjoyed the opportunity to work alongside the local Yolngu community.

    To contact Sarah, please email:

Case Studies

Case studies show how Jawun secondees have achieved real results. If you are interested to learn more about Jawun's work in this region, click on the case studies below.