Nyirrunggulung-Rise, located in the Northern Territory of Australia , is a joint venture creating job opportunities, providing training and supporting social infrastructure.

The Jawoyn Association and RISE Ventures have joined forces to deliver the Community Development Programme (CDP) to boost employment and training in the central Arnhem region. This partnership’s strategy puts Indigenous people and communities at the heart of its operations.

The Federal Government funded program is aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Indigenous people on welfare.

This new partnership called Nyirrunggulung-Rise, which means working together, will deliver the program to communities of Beswick, Barunga and Manyallaluk, Binjari and Bulman. 

Our values


We listen and will seek out your voice


We are humble in our approach


We will foster opportunities for all


We learn by doing


We own our responsibility, successes and failures

More about us

Learn more about what makes us tick


We strive to improve the cultural, social and economic well-being of the Jawoyn people, while always caring for country. 

We represent and support the Jawoyn people and country through our human services, land management, cultural and business enterprises.

The Jawoyn Association has never wavered from our elders’ vision when the Nitmiluk land claim was underway: to bring the Jawoyn people together as one nation, care for country and develop economic independence.

RISE Ventures, part of the Angus Knight group of companies, focuses on human services and is an innovative community partner. Identifying opportunity and common values with local partners RISE is dedicated to supporting the advancement of economic development and small business incubation and building the capability of local Aboriginal organisations.
At RISE we deliver the Federal Government’s Community Development Programme (CDP) in three remote communities in Queensland and two in the Northern Territory We provide the CDP participants with skills and opportunities for training. employment and nurture small business enterprises.

RISE Community Art

Buy indigenous art and support our local artists

RISE Community Art provides an e-commerce marketplace for Indigenous artists in remote Australia to showcase and sell their Art.   Supporting artists not only supports the individuals but generates revenue back to the community and this is something RISE has always been proud to be a part of.

Visit our Art website here:


Great Place to Work

Nyirrunggulung-RISE is a Great Place to Work

In October 2022 we conducted the first of our annual Great Place to Work surveys and were delighted to be #GPTWcertified by our staff.

The survey also allowed us to see areas where we could improve and has helped us develop a roadmap to increase employee satisfaction.

Thanks to everyone who participated, we are proud of the achievement.