North East Arnhem Land

Working with the Community

Key partner organisations in North East Arnhem Land include the following:  

  • Buku Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre 
  • Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Gumatj Corporation 
  • Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Lirrwi Tourism
  • Marngarr Resource Centre 
  • Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation
  • Yothu Yindi Foundation

Communities supported include Gunyangara, Nhulunbuy, and Yirrkala. 

Regional Contacts

  • Matthew Keast

    Jawun Regional Director, North East Arnhem Land

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    Matt is Jawun’s Regional Director in North East Arnhem Land.

    Matt is an experienced grants manager and communications specialist within the non-profit sector. Working across a diverse range of non-profit organisations, including grassroots and national, Matt specialises in communicating the key social outcomes and overall impact of nonprofits’ for a multitude of stakeholders across corporate and government sectors, and with the general public.

    Before joining Jawun, Matt has worked to revitalise Indigenous languages, support children to overcome trauma, provide assistance to children and adults living with physical and neurological disabilities and also within the aged-care sector. While away from work Matt enjoys camping and 4WD’ing, getting stuck into a good book and occasionally binge-watching a new Netflix series.

    To contact Matt please email:

  • Fergus Davis

    Jawun General Manager, Regional Investment

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    Fergus commenced as Jawun General Manager – Regional Investment in 2021 after 3 years as Jawun’s Regional Director for the Central Coast region.

    Prior to working on the Central Coast, Fergus was the Jawun Regional Director for the Inner Sydney region. Fergus’ connection with Jawun started back in 2014 as a Jawun secondee to the West Kimberley region, supporting the Kimberley Land Council to commence the design of a leadership development program.

    Fergus comes to Jawun from a career in project management across construction, engineering and business transformation projects for both government and the private sector. Fergus brings a mix of organisational and business management skills to supplement experience in stakeholder engagement, facilitation and people development to the Regional Director role.

    Growing up in regional Australia on Yorta Yorta country, Fergus is passionate about opportunities to support Jawun regions and is motivated to support the local organisations and leadership to achieve the best possible outcomes for their community.

    Fergus has a passion for people development and the mentoring and coaching of others to help them be successful and achieve their best. This has included involvement in an engineering Indigenous internship program and tutoring for Indigenous high school students.

    To contact Fergus, 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.