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Warlpiri Youth Development Programs



The Warlpiri Youth Development Corporation (WYDAC) operate a range of programs in the Northern Territory to support Warlpiri young people in the creation of positive, meaningful futures as individuals and for the benefit of their communities. Programs include diversionary programs (cultural and other project activities) and development (training, education and employment support). The programs have two levels:

WYDAC head office is located in Yuendumu Community, however WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites: Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirrpi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation.

Abstract adapted from Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation


Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation
Conniston Road
Yuendumu CMB
via Alice Springs NT 0872
Ph: (08) 8956 4188
Fax: (08) 8956 4081


Related publications

Badger B (2011)

The Mt Theo program.

The Chronicle; 20(1): 23

The Mt Theo Program (2010)

Reducing petrol sniffing and building community resilience: an update from The Mt Theo Program.

LIFE News; Life News(10)

Retrieved June 2010 from

Stojanovski A (2010)

How the night wind lost the smell of petrol.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 34(5): 10-11

Low S (2008)

Mt Theo program manager's report.

Mt Theo, NT: Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (2007)

Success stories in Indigenous health: a showcase of successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health projects.

Sydney: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

Preuss K, Brown JN (2006)

Stopping petrol sniffing in remote Aboriginal Australia: key elements of the Mt Theo program.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 25(3): 189-193

Evaluated publications

Shaw G (2015)

An evaluation of the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Youth Development Program, incorporating the WETT (Warlpiri Education Training Trust) Youth Development Program.

Canberra: Bowchung Consulting


Last updated: 16 March 2017
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