About The Indigenous Literacy Foundation

We believe that every child should have access to books and the opportunity to read.

ILF are a national charity, which aims to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in remote Indigenous communities across Australia, by lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong love of reading.


“What a joy it was to be able to provide books to the community to children who have language difficulties and do not have access to books at home.”


Lisa Newnham, Speech Pathologist
NSW Outback Division of General Practise, New South Wales


What is Indigenous Literacy?

Indigenous Literacy Day is a great way to launch a month of national celebration of Indigenous culture, stories, language and literacy. Sign up for the month of September and we'll give you an empty bookshelf to fill with books for children in remote communities. Every donation you collect from your friends and family, will help us buy new, carefully chosen books for those who don't have any.

With your donations we can buy carefully chosen books for remote Indigenous communities.

We believe every child in Australia should have access to books, because how can you learn to read without books?

Help us close the Indigenous literacy gap in remote Australia.



How can I support Indigenous Literacy Day?

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1. Sign up and create a fundraising profile

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2. Ask friends and family to donate a book to your shelf

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3. Fill your virtual bookshelf

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4. Change the lives of children living in remote Australia!


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