Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) is the premier provider of temporary accommodation for Indigenous Australians. This year AHL will celebrate 40 years of service delivery.
AHL has come a long way since opening its first hostel, Yumba, in Brisbane in 1974.
This website will soon have more information about the various events planned across Australia to mark this important milestone for the company.
This website contains information about the AHL hostel network, our services, policies and corporate commitments.
If you find yourself, a family member, or a friend in need of a night’s accommodation or a place to stay for up to three months, this website should help you easily locate the closest and most suitable hostel to meet your needs.
AHL facilities vary in size and focus. We are located in almost all major centres across Australia. While some of our facilities are designed for specific purposes most hostels can assist people who are in town, for a range of reasons.
AHL encourages you to recommend one of our hostels to your family and friends the next time they are coming to town for a visit. Staying at one of AHL’s hostels is easy and allows them to visit without putting additional strain on your own household.
Our hostels have rules. Our rules serve to ensure those who stay with us receive a quality homely experience, whether the stay is for a day or for 3 months.
AHL’s primary purpose is to provide Indigenous Australians with safe, comfortable, affordable and culturally sensitive accommodation. This accommodation enables Indigenous Australians to access essential services such as education, health, legal advice, training and employment that might not otherwise be available in their home communities.
Do you want to secure public housing? Do you need to temporarily relocate to give birth? Do you want to enrol in training elsewhere and need supportive accommodation?
AHL can assist!
At AHL we understand it can be difficult when you are away from your home community to further your education, undertake training, gain an apprenticeship or seek greater economic opportunities through increased access to jobs.
We are committed to playing our part in ‘Closing the Gap’ on Indigenous disadvantage. Our network of hostels assists in the most fundamental of ways which is to help you adjust to your new community. Our hostels are located close to most services and you will receive nourishing meals in a safe and comfortable environment while you pursue your dreams and ambitions.
AHL wants you to succeed. We have successfully helped many Indigenous Australians for 40 years! Some of our finest Indigenous doctors, university graduates, tradesmen and women, dancers, artists and sports men and women have benefited at some stage or another on their life journey through the support received by staying at one of our many hostels.
We are exceedingly proud of their achievements. AHL has and will continue to actively support our people to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.
Last year alone AHL provided more than 500,000 nights of accommodation, almost three times that number of meals and countless hours of meaningful support to Indigenous Australians.AHL’s network of hostels and accommodation facilities has friendly and dedicated staff that are willing and able to ensure your stay with us is a pleasant and rewarding one.
Chief Executive Officer
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