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 
  • Marngarr Resource Centre 
  • Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation 
  • Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation

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.

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  • Shane Webster

    Jawun General Manager, Regions

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    Shane has played a key role in driving initiatives designed to empower Indigenous Australia to shape their future by choice, not chance. This has included contributions to significant legislative and policy reforms such as the South Australian Constitutional amendment to recognise Aboriginal custodianship of lands and waters and the introduction of SA’s first Aboriginal Business Procurement policy.

    Shane was also a founding member of the Law Society SA, Indigenous Law Student Mentoring Program and in 2018 joined the Don Dunstan Foundation Committee of Management. In 2019 Shane became an Atlantic Senior Fellow for Social Equity and is helping to shape the Indigenous led response to the 4th industrial revolution and the new economy.

    Shane has Torres Strait Islander, Singaporean and Kiwi ancestry and in 2019 was appointed General Manager – Regions at Jawun.

    To contact Shane, 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.