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  • We are supporting rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and Northern Territory View our guidelines


The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation supports Australian charitable organisations and initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

What We Support

  • University of the Sunshine Coast’s Rural and Remote Education Program

    The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) provides many opportunities for its pre-service teachers to enrich their learning through undertaking regional, rural or remote teaching placements. Established in 2010, the Rural and Remote Education Program has enabled upwards of 300 pre-service teachers to experience such placements. The program targets two key detractors for pre-service teachers taking up rural and remote education placements, ‘fear of the unknown’ and ‘lack of finances and other financial factors’. To address…

  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

    The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation with membership consisting of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. Its vision is to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is held annually in August on Larrakia Country at the Darwin Convention Centre. The fair showcases the work of emerging and established Indigenous artists and provides a…

  • Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

    Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) was established in 1974 to provide services and support to 32 homelands surrounding Maningrida in West Arnhem Land.  Our services cover a geographical area of 7,500 square kilometres and our members come from 13 distinct language groups. Bawinanga’s mission is “to improve the lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture, through the delivery of services to improve housing, health, education and…

  • The William T Cooper Retrospective at Tablelands Regional Gallery

    The late William T Cooper AO (1934-2015) was a world-renowned wildlife artist from the Atherton Tablelands who has been described by Sir David Attenborough as ‘the best ornithological illustrator alive’.  Renowned for his obsessive attention to detail and desire for perfection, his paintings capture a depth of detail difficult to see in the wild. His works are mostly held in private collections throughout Australia and overseas, including the Australian National Library and…

Latest News

  • TFFF launch our 2015-16 Annual Report

    It is with great pleasure that the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation shares with you our 2015-16 Annual Report. We hope you enjoy reading the report and the case studies contained within, and welcome any comments you may have.

  • A New Approach for Australia’s Cultural Sector

    Australia lacks a public, expert, independent voice championing investment and return in arts and culture. Defending and promoting the benefit of intellectual and creative life as a critical crucible of the national future is proving to be increasingly difficult. Australia needs an informed independent entity which has the necessary resources and public authority to advance a coherent, comprehensive policy position from which we might build better political and institutional settings…

  • Sidney Myer Fund and Tim Fairfax Family Announce Recipients of the 2016 Capacity Building and Sector Strengthening Program

    On 13 July 2016 the Sidney Myer Fund and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation announced the successful recipients of the co-funded Capacity Building Program for Queensland and Northern Territory artists and arts organisations. Between them, the successful 13 organisations will receive $500,000 over 2016 and 2017. This is the second iteration of this Sidney Myer Fund program and the first co-funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Sidney Myer Fund.…