The name ‘Mulka’ means a sacred but public ceremony, and, to hold or protect.

The mission is to sustain and protect Yolngu cultural knowledge in Northeast Arnhem Land under the leadership of community members. The Mulka production house and archive is managed by Yolngu law, governance and culture.

The Mulka Project is actively involved in partnerships with academia, museums and individual researchers with collections and projects significant to our region. We are very keen to get access to any and all text, images, sound and video related to the community and to work with those who can provide relevant training and experience to Yolngu People.

If you can help and want to be involved, do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email. We also need financial support. The Mulka Project is beginning to develop products and services, but for the next few years will be dependent on government and philanthropic funding.

Current commitments put us on stable footing in terms of staff wages and basic operating expenses for the next two years but we need funds for publication costs, travel, training, payments to non-employees who are involved in projects, etc. As a non-profit initiative of an Aboriginal Community Council, any donations over $2 are tax-deductible. If you can help or have any suggestions, big or small, please let us know!


We strive to employ and train as many Yolngu of all ages as possible in full time and casual appointments, currently we have male and female staff varying from 16 to 57 years of age. Our facilities are a media training ground for future indigenous leaders. We make audio-visual resources available for secondary students, provide workplace training for graduates, create income streams for Homeland communities, employ cultural advisors, curators, translators, technicians and artists.