Welcome to Aboriginal Hostels Limited

For more than 50 years, Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) has provided accommodation across Australia for First Nations people who are travelling, relocating or who need to be away from home to access services and economic opportunities.

AHL currently has 42 nation-wide hostels for First Nations people to access.

You can access our national network of hostels, whether you’re away from home for education, employment, health or other reasons.

As an Australian Government organisation, we endeavour to ensure our hostels are safe, comfortable and affordable for First Nations people, with the added convenience of including 3 meals a day during your stay.

Need a place to stay?

Our hostels are like a home away from home, so whatever your reason for staying with us – visiting friends, cultural business, studying, working or attending community events – you’ll always feel welcome.

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Laptops for secondary students

In 2022–23, AHL realised a long-held ambition, when all secondary students at hostels received a laptop for their education, recreational and personal use.

AHL’s ICT and Operations teams worked alongside Heads of Boarding and partner schools to ensure the laptops provided maximum flexibility and security, with built-in child safety features.

AHL provides internet connectivity and the computers are banked every night to ensure integrity protection against inappropriate sites, malware and viruses.

The students were trained using First Nations resources from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

These resources enable students to hear stories from mob and find tips to help them be deadly online.

The provision of laptops for all secondary students is now business as usual at AHL.

Students keep their laptops when they transition to further education and careers beyond school.

 

  • Aboriginal Hostels Limited acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community.  We pay our respects to Elders past and present.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain images, names or printed material of deceased people.

 

AHL’s feature in the 2022–23 State of the Service Report

Family checking into hostel

Published: Tue, 05/03/2024

The 2022–23 State of the Service Report has been released. 

Laptops for secondary students

Student sitting at desk with laptop

Published: Tue, 06/02/2024

In 2022–23, AHL realised a long-held ambition, when all secondary students at hostels received a laptop for their education, recreational and personal use.

School is not their only learning place

Canon Boggo Pilot Hostel students

Published: Wed, 20/12/2023

AHL’s secondary education students are encouraged and supported to participate in extracurricular activities – an important source of social contact and personal development