Community Outreach

ENAC Sponsorships & Projects

ENAC Partnerships & Projects

  • ENAC successfully ran a WORK FOR THE DOLE project with Maxemployment for three years.The project worked from Men in Sheds & made fantastic furniture from recycled pallets.
  • NAIDOC 2012, ENAC organised and ran the entire program which was based on sporting events.The program was very successful.

  • Supports Royal Flying Doctors Service WA
  • Funding was acquired from the CRIME PREVENTION FUND and we partnered with Corrective Services to run a Go-Kart project for the kids at risk

  • Supports Child Protection and Family Services
  • ENAC secured funding from ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS to run our Deadly Nyungar Art Project, Nyungar murals were installed at the Cannery Art Centre and at the Court House on Dempster Street.

  • Supports Restore Hope Foundation, SOUP KITCHEN
  • SOUTH COAST NRM several restoration teams worked on repair and maintenance of the coast line. Also several training courses were set up to train our Nyungar youth.

  • Supports NULSEN PRIMARY Homework group/breakfast club & annual awards
  • Worked with the ESPERANCE SHIRE to do several restoration projects including Esperance foreshore, Quagi Beach and 20 million tree planting project.

ENAC Hosts Cultural Awareness Training

Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation held cultural awareness training for local organisations and businesses.

The training on June 5 saw a strong turnout from groups across the community including the Esperance Courthouse, Centrecare, the Shire of Esperance, Girls Academy, Esperance Crisis Accommodation Centre and the Cannery Arts Centre.

Aboriginal Corporation services manager Sandie Gillard said the corporation had received many requests for oppornitnues to learn more about the local Nyungar community and to develop a better working relationship.

“A lot of organisations requested an opportunity to know a lot more about the local Nyungar community and to develop respect to work with them better,” she said.


“That includes being aware that the Aboriginal culture is a culture in itself and it has its own rules.

“You can’t communicate with any culture properly unless you have respect.”

Mrs Gillard said the training was an informal way to develop cultural awareness and said the corporation would develop specialised training for teachers, police and other groups.
Speakers at the awareness training included ENAC Board Member Lurlene Graham and Elder Johnny Graham.

Girls Academy manager Anna Bonney was joined by three Esperance Residential College students who spoke about the experiences of Indigenous youth.


ENAC Property Operations Manager, Grant Gillard with some of the Bulldogs who are wearing ENAC Sponsored Football Uniforms.

The Esperance Bulldogs hosted its fourth annual Indigenous Round on Saturday, July 27, with more than 100 players taking to Esperance Oval in specially designed jumpers to celebrate the occasion.

Players stood side by side as Esperance Nyungar elder Nicky Whitby did a Welcome to Country before young member David played the Didgeridoo for attendees.

Club president Michael Harding said the club hoped the event would be held for many years to come.

“On behalf of the club, it’s a really proud day that we’ve been working towards for some three or four years now,” he said.

“Our club, along with Ports, has an amazing history with our indigenous players and those around our club.

“I want to thank everyone for being part of this day and we sincerely hope that both clubs can continue to hold this each and every year.

“To our current indigenous players, from the juniors to the seniors, to our past players and deceased members, and to our numerous life members who are indigenous – thank you for being part of our club.”

Though it was the fourth year that the club’s senior members had hosted the round, it was the first time that all grades from Under 12 upwards had worn their own indigenous jumpers.

The Bulldogs Junior Committee hosted a ‘design a jumper’ session at training earlier this year and received an array of different template designs, with drawings from Sheldon Graham, Malachi Riley and Justin Bennell used for the jumpers.

The committee thanked both Escare and the Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation for sponsoring the event. Story and Photos: Jesinta Burton, Esperance Express

ENAC Bush Tucker Garden Project

ENAC Bush Tucker Garden Project commencing in Spring 2019 proudly sponsored by IGO.

ENAC Bush Tucker Garden Project commencing in Spring. Please contact ENAC if you would like to know more about this project.

ENAC Bush Tucker Garden Project commencing in Spring 2019 proudly sponsored by CBH Group.

ENAC Pallet to Furniture Project

Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation donates towards RFDS fundraiser

A partnership between Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation (ENAC) and Helms Gardens will see a boost in funds raised for the RFDS.

The corporation received $26,900 earlier in the year from police under the Crime Prevention Fund for its Pallet to Furniture project, which sees youth at risk engaged in woodwork.

ENAC has donated four chairs from the program to Helms Garden, with two remaining in the garden and two being auctioned at the garden’s upcoming open day.

All funds raised on the day go towards the RFDS.

Pallet to Furniture project manager Kylie Ryan said the woodworking program began in early July and was about halfway through its funding.

The project has seen up to 16 youths engaged once a week and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants.

“The participants have enjoyed socialising with other people and they’ve enjoyed learning new wood working skills and operating woodworking machinery,” Mrs Ryan said.

“A lot of the people who engage haven’t done woodworking before, we have a range of projects that they can give a go.”

Furniture created during the program has ranged from breakfast tables, to chairs, to an entire outdoor setting created by one eager participant for his mum.

Mrs Ryan said the items created would go to a worthy cause or to a family in need.

“The participants were really happy to donate these chairs,” she said.

“If people are aware of a worthy cause or a family in need we are happy to put them on a list of potential people. We would love to continue to contribute to the community.”

The Helms Garden Open Day will be held Sunday, October 6 from 10am to 4.30pm at Lot 28 on Helms Drive in Pink Lake.

The event will include a sausage sizzle, a fashion parade by Secret Wishes from 1.30pm, the ‘Garden of Knowledge’ with informative talks on a variety of gardening topics and raffles.

To contact ENAC phone 9071 5823.

Check out the full article by Jake Dietsch from the Esperance Express at

ENAC Pallet to Furniture Project funded by the WA Police Community Crime Prevention Fund.

Esperance Police First Class Constable John Greenlees, ENAC Assisant Operations Manager Robert Woods, Operation Manager Grant Gillard and Constable Korric Worrell. Photo: Jake Dietsch (Esperance Express). Check out the article at 

ENAC Pallet to Furniture Project Participant.

ENAC Pallet to Furniture Project Participant.

ENAC Pallet to Furniture Project Participant and Project Mentor working together.

ENAC Pallet to Furniture Project Participant taking a break and testing out the chair he’s made.

The Dismantle Bike Program

The Dismantle Bike Program uses hands-on skill-building to engage and mentor young people.  The Program aims to build knowledge, social skills, confidence and teamwork through various mechanical and mentoring activities.

Program Mentors work alongside participants and help them to identify their barriers, figure out how to tackle their challenges, and provide support.

The Dismantle Bike Program has a massive positive impact on participants and those around them.

ENAC are pleased to provide a space for the Dismantle Bike Program taking place in July 2019.

One of the Dismantle Bike Program participants working on one of the bikes.

Dismantle Bike Program Participants learning how to make and connect the bike brakes.

ENAC Wangkiny Yarning Day

Community representatives from across Esperance attended ENAC’s Yarning Day to participate in Cultural Awareness Training. Photo: Jake Dietsch (Esperance Express)

Rosina Thomas, Juanita Callow, Anna Bonney, Sandie Gillard and Kyarra Bullen. Photo: Jake Dietsch (Esperance Express)

Wangkiny ‘Let’s have a Yarn’ Day at ENAC brought together Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal representatives to share and learn about our local Aboriginal Culture.