The Aurora Project was established in 2006 as a result of recommendations from Richard Potok's Report into the Professional Development Needs of NTRB Lawyers in April 2005 (April 2005 Report), which identified two critical stumbling blocks for Native Title Representative Bodies and Native Title Service Providers (collectively, NTRBs)​ – difficulties in the recruitment of in-house lawyers, and the retention of those lawyers.  

Following on from the recommendations of the April 2005 Report, one of Aurora's primary focus has been directed to NTRBs as well as to over 100 Other Organisations working in the broader Indigenous sector, and more recently to Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs).


  • Programs and services for the native title and broader Indigenous sectors

    Aurora has to date been providing internships, training, professional development and scholarships to support staff working in native title. In addition, internships are available to over 100 other organisations ​in the broader Indigenous sector working in the area of policy development, land rights, social justice and research.

  • Programs for Indigenous students

    The Aurora Education Foundation’s vision is to transform the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians through education, one life at a time, growing the numbers of Indigenous leaders, mentors and academic role models. Under the banner of The Aspiration Initiative (TAI), we provide interconnected education programs, products and services that challenge low expectations, build aspirations and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to realise their academic potential.