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Book our excellent facilities for your next sporting event. We offer secure, convenient and versatile spaces for a variety...

Watch Clouded History online

Join Marcus on a journey as he investigates the history of Indigenous tobacco use. View now on NITV/SBS on demand.

Stay with us for a culturally infused experience

We offer secure, convenient and comfortable campus-style accommodation in the heart of Sydney.

Learn a skill for life

Indigenous funded places are available on our Learn to Swim program. Contact us if you'd like to join.


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Sporting Excellence

From Australia's future sporting stars to the next generation of young leaders. Every year thousands of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders stay at the NCIE to learn, connect and celebrate Indigenous excellence.

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Ways to get involved with the NCIE:

  • Like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, follow us on instagram, subscribe to us on YouTube (And then 'like', 'share' and 'comment' on our posts).
  • Subscribe to our monthly e-Newsletter, for the best of what's happening at the NCIE. 
  •  Attend one of our many community events (out check the events calendar). 
  • Become a member of the NCIE Fitness. 
  • Book our facilities for your next conference, camp or event. 
  • Participate or refer a family member or friend to participate in a pathway programs (if eligible). 
  • Donate and support our programs and thought leadership by investing your funds in building capabilities and creating opportunities with and for generations of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders while contributing to an excellent Australia. 
  • Partner with us on designing, developing and delivering programs with and for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


By supporting the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), you or your organisation will be directly investing in building capabilities and create opportunities for generations of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Our work focuses on life-changing programs, innovative social enterprise development and ground-breaking thought leadership.

There are a number of ways you or your organisation can support the NCIE and enhance our ability to deliver social impact:


  • Lead your organisation to develop a valuable Corporate Community Investment, welcome through both cash and in-kind partnerships; or
  • Provide Community Support and grants through a Foundation, Trust or government body.

The NCIE is an independent not-for-profit social enterprise. We are a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) that has endorsement from the Australian Tax Office for Charity Tax Concessions and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. All donations over two dollars are tax deductible.

The NCIE would like to thank you for your support. Many individuals, organisations and corporations are making a significant difference to the lives of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by investing in their excellence. The flow on effects of young people pursuing their aspirations through the Centre is already having a positive effect on communities around Australia.

Please E-mail us for more information about supporting the NCIE.





(02) 9310 1033 


(02) 9310 1511 after hours call the Fitness Centre




166-180 George St, Redfern NSW 2016

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The NCIE is made up of five buildings across two sites located in Redfern, Sydney. The landmark facilities on George St comprise of our Fitness Centre, Camp and Conference Centre, the Indigenous Digital Excellence Hub and Gadigal House. Our Job Ready hospitality and construction program is located at the Yaama Dhiyaan Hospitality Training centre and the Les Tobler Construction centre at 255 Wilson Street, Darlington.

Our Fitness Centre includes three levels of activity space plus a sports stadium, indoor pool and outdoor sports field. 

Our Conference Centre includes two levels of conference and dining space plus outdoor courtyards and barbecue areas. The Campus includes 110 beds in camp-style accommodation over 24 rooms and five secure pods. 

The two level Job Ready site on Wilson St in Redfern has the Les Tobler Centre on the ground floor and Yaama Dhiyaan above on the street level.

Gadigal House includes five separate office spaces for over 70 workers. Current tenants are the NCIE's Leadership Office, the NCIE's Indigenous Digital Excellence Hub, the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and Tribal Warrior Association. 






We want to hear about your experience at the NCIE. So, it would be great if you could complete a short survey. It takes less than 5 minutes! Your answers will help me to ensure that the NCIE is meeting your event needs and offering you an excellent service.

Click the links to access the surveys.





Feedback from our clients

ATO gala dinnerFighting Fit

"Thank you so much for hosting us at the Inaugural Indigenous employment forum for the ATO, how proud you all should be, and being a part of such an amazing place, such lovely people, service and food. Watching how people in the community wonder in freely and interact so well is phenomenal and it really touched my heart. Well Done!" ATO Inaugural Indigenous Employment Roundtable


"Overall NCIE Fitness and its programs have been great stepping stones in developing my fitness levels and skills. It has encouraged and developed my interest and knowledge in being healthy and the importance of exercising. I have also developed friendships with staff and the participants in Fighting Fit." 
Fighting Fit 6 Week Challenge

"I have been a member of NCIE fitness since May 2011.  I have attended the gym on a regular basis but found I was gaining weight.  I started training with Josh late last year and since January have lost 10 kilograms.  I feel the best I have in a long time.  Josh is a great trainer, very personable, professional and is very motivational.  He is a great asset to your organisation." 
NCIE Fitness Member