Cape York

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in Cape York include the following:  

  • Cape York Land Council
  • Cape York Partnership
  • Good to Great Schools

Jawun also supports key reform agendas including Pama Futures.

Communities supported include Aurukun, Coen, Cooktown, Gordonvale, Hopevale, Kalpowar, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mossman, Pormpuraaw, Seisia, Umagico, Weipa, and Yarrabah. 

Regional Contacts

  • Nicola Armstrong

    Jawun Regional Manager, Cape York

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    Nicola is a HR and Administration professional, experienced in both the private and not-for-profit sector. She started her professional life in Hospitality as a cadet for the ACCOR chain before becoming involved in safety, quality, environment and eventually large project administration in the Civil and Commercial Construction Industries.

    Prior to working with Jawun, she worked with Queensland’s largest Indigenous construction company, Bama Services, in the capacity of Administration Manager. During this time she worked closely with the leadership team developing and implementing an “ISO” standard Integrated Management System across their five principle business streams.

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  • Tyronne Garstone

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Tyronne Garstone commenced with Jawun as General Manager Regions on 26 October 2020.

    Tyronne brings a wealth of experience in the Indigenous sector and his knowledge of remote communities and their priorities is invaluable to Jawun.

    Born in Broome, Tyronne is a Bardi Man who has spent the majority of his working life within the Indigenous sector. Tyronne worked for several years as the Chief Executive Officer for Kullarri Regional Community Development Employment Project before taking up a role as the Community Engagement Officer for Pluton Resources.

    Most recently, Tyronne was the Deputy CEO at the Kimberley Land Council.  He has acquired strong local relationships throughout the Kimberley during his years residing and working in the region and has sat on numerous committees at all tiers of government.

    With a background in Indigenous training, employment solutions, social and economic development, Tyronne is keen on brokering opportunities that will deliver sustainable outcomes for the next generation.

    To contact Tyronne, 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.