Bulwul Balaang

Young Koori Women’s Group

Bulwul Balaang

The Bulwul Balaang (Young Women’s) Program is run from both Yila Murnawar Gunyah at Plunkett Street, Nowra, and local primary and high schools.  Bulwul Balaang runs both in-school and after-school sessions for young Aboriginal women aged 12 to 24. In-School programs run in the Shoalhaven region.

The session activities are guided by the participants but often focus on physical wellbeing, social and emotional wellbeing, healthy relationships, Culture, goal setting, working towards study or employment, planning for the future, building skills and confidence.

Watching the growth of the Bulwul Balaang participants and forming relationships with their sisters is a priceless outcome of the program; from coming to the schools’ program, supporting them to get birth certificates and licenses, to resume writing and supporting at job interviews.

We love the connection and trust gained by walking alongside these young women through their journeys of self-determination and resilience.

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Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.

Bulwul Balaang Pick Up Times

  • Nowra Highschool • Nowra High Carpark • 3:20 – 3:40
  • Shoalhaven Highschool/St. Johns Highschool • PCYC Carpark • 2:45 – 3:05
  • Bomaderry Highschool • Bomaderry Pool Carpark • 3:20 – 3:40
  • Vincentia Highschool • Vincentia High Carpark • 2:20 – 2:40
  • Ulladulla Highschool • Ulladulla High Carpark • 3:00 – 3:15
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Bulwul Balaang FAQ’s

When Will The After-School Program Be Starting Again?

During 2020 times were unprecedented for us all. The Bulwul Balaang Youth team understands it’s more important now than ever to reconnect and support our young women as times have now changed due to Covid 19.

We look forward to reengaging with the young women and continuing our program in 2021.  Our first afterschool session will start on the 29th of April and will continue every Thursday from 3:30pm -5:30pm until the end of term at Yila. The after school program is available to all young Koori girls in years 7 – 12, no referral is required registrations can be filled out on the day, please see attached flyer for pick up times and areas”

What Does The Bulwul Balaang After-School Program Do?

The Bulwul Balaang afterschool program aims to improve and promote social skills, life skills, self-esteem, confidence, individuality, and healthy relationships by engaging in a range of positive activities.

We promote culture and connection and build relationships amongst the young women through cultural activities and events to enhance their health & wellbeing.

How Can We Get Involved In The Bulwul Balaang Youth Program?

The Bulwul Balaang Youth program consists of 2 programs. These are the In-School Program and After School Program.

The In-School Program is offered to every school around the Shoalhaven targeting all Indigenous girls from years 5 to year 12. The youth team will run a session once a term at schools to engage with the young girls about various topics such as healthy relationships and resistance and resilience.

What Support Does Bulwul Balaang Youth Team Help With?

The Bulwul Balaang youth team also has caseworkers and social youth workers. They provide ongoing support and advocate for our young girls and women and work from a strengths-based approach for the best outcome for our young women.

Contact Bulwul Balaang

79 Plunkett Street, Nowra NSW 2541

Contact our program between
9:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday.

For more information, including session times and transport availability, please call;

Youth Worker: 0436 625 952

Waminda Reception: 1800 997 330

Prevent The Spread

Please click here to find out more information about COVID-19 and how it has affected Waminda services. Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.

Our practice has an appointment booking system for all consultations, we can accommodate walk in consultations with the clinical team, but it is encouraged to make a booked appointment. On arrival you will be triaged by an Aboriginal health worker prior to seeing the Doctor. If you are unable to attend face to face due to symptoms, we have the option of a telehealth appointment.