Who we are

Thank you for visiting Nungalinya College. We are proud of what we do here and hope that by browsing our web-site, you will see the value of our contribution to the Australian community.

Nungalinya is a Combined Churches Training College for Indigenous Australians. The College is situated in Casuarina, a northern suburb of Darwin, Australia’s gateway city of the North.

‘Nungalinya’ is an Aboriginal word used by the local Larrakia people, whose land includes the Darwin area. The word refers to Old Man Rock, a reef lying off Casuarina Beach, which can be seen at low tide, that was a place of learning for the young men. The Larrakia people themselves suggested that the College use that name reflecting its identity as a place of learning and also the biblical idea of the “rock” of Christ as the foundation for our lives.

We acknowledge the traditional ownership of the Larrakia people over the land on which our campus is built

At Nungalinya College we train men and women for leadership roles in churches and communities, and in exploring the Bible and Christian faith contextually. We train family members to make sense of the wider community and to learn its ways, so as to participate healthily in holistic community life while celebrating and strengthening Indigenous identity.

Nungalinya is a nationally accredited Registered Training Organisation (Code: 0168).