What We Support

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation is proud to support the work of a diverse range of organisations and charities to create opportunities in the rural, regional and remote communities of Queensland and the Northern Territory.  Here are some examples of initiatives supported by TFFF.


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…