Fordimail Hostel

Secondary Education hostel in Katherine with twin share rooms.


                      Lot 2041, Zimin Drv

Cossack NT 0850

 (08) 7904 0610


Ray Fordimail was a tribal leader and well respected Elder of the Jawoyn people from the Katherine area.  He was actively involved in Aboriginal affairs and had a particular interest in the development of housing and hostel programs for the Aboriginal people in the Territory.  He worked with the Northern Land Council, the local Kalano Association and was Director of the Baruwel and Mimi Arts and Crafts enterprises.  Ray also fought for land rights to save Coronation Hill and other areas from mining companies wanting to develop the Jawoyn traditional land.


AHL acknowledges the Jawoyn people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate the hostel. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. 

Resident beds24
Accommodation8 rooms girl’s dormitory, 8 rooms boy’s dormitory. Each dormitory is serviced by shared bathroom facilities.
Property amenities

Dining room

Resident laundry

TV lounge

Common rooms

Computer lab

Swimming pool

BBQ area

Onsite parking

Football oval

Basketball court

Local facilities

Woolworths Katherine (5.7km)

Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850

Partner schoolKatherine High School


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in secondary school may be eligible for ABSTUDY payments. Please refer to Abstudy Information on the Services Australia website.