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Why sponsor?

The beneficiaries of The Drumley Walk are Mobo Jarjum - Tomorrow’s Children.


Since The Drumley Walk began in 2005 it has grown steadily, capturing the imagination of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people from diverse parts of the country. Local land-owners, some who remember Drumley, welcome walkers to follow Drumley’s original path.


It has become a place for remembering local heroes (Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal) and for the sharing of old-timers’ stories, with a backdrop of comraderie and friendship.


It is one of Australia’s few Aboriginal pilgrimages. Being so close to the metropolises of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it is destined to become a major event on the national reconciliation calendar, with the potential to grow international & interstate interest.


Supporters & Sponsors

The Drumley Walk Events currently has no sponsors, but has the following Partners

  • Australian Government
  • Queensland Health: Gold Coast Physical Activity Alliance
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Indigenous Language Support (ILS)
  • Kalwun
  • Mununjali Housing Development Company Limited
  • Leighton Contractors
  • PCYC Queensland
  • Heck Industries

The Drumley Walk is currently seeking media partners & sponsors


“It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and as a family activity, a great way to spend meaningful time together,”

Matthew, 55, Drumley walker. Hawthorne, Queensland

“The Drumley name was well known through this region. He had a reputation as a tremendous worker, and a man who commanded respect,” Michael Fraser, descendant of the Collins family of Mundoolun.

Michael, Mundoolun

“With the broadaxe he was an artist, and old hands say there has never been a man to touch him.”

Excerpt from BILLY DRUMLEY IS DEAD, Beaudesert Times, 1951

"I remember them singing when there were storms coming. Grandfather Drumley and Granny (Mary Ann) would go outside and sing to calm the storm down, or to turn it around. Mooggal – that’s what they called a big storm."

Aunty Moira Coolwell

Other ways to support us

The Drumley Walk provides inspiration and support for many sectors of the community.   Your organisation can assist this good work by giving in-kind support, such as releasing staff to work as volunteers, or donating and loaning resources and equipment.   We also need professional assistance to keep our event on track and up to date with the most recent market trends.   You can help with: Vehicles, trailers, mini buses. Food goods and beverages Set up volunteers Legal services Marketing services Media assistance Administrative volunteers

What The Drumley Walk achieves


Celebration of Aboriginal Culture through story and connection to place



The Drumley narrative celebrates the positive stories of Aboriginal connection and endurance. It embraces language, culture, song, performance and sharing, for our local community, and encourages other communities to share their stories to our audience.


It also creates a space for our youth and Elders to share, where they can pass on knowledge, experience and learning.


Our aims include:

  • Developing add-on tours and products that take advantage of nearby tourist destinations, and culturally significant sites.
  • To create an environment suitable for promoting healthy living options and learning culture and lore.
  • To make this a sustainable, Aboriginal-owned enterprise.

What you will achieve through supporting The Drumley Walk:


• Promotes Reconciliation – brings Aboriginal & non-Aboriginal community together

•Creates youth pride – though leadership opportunities

•Revitalises Yugambeh language – through song and language tuition

•Demonstrates healthy living – through walking, smart eating and traditional games

•Invigorates Art – local Aboriginal stories by Aboriginal & non Aboriginal artists

•Inspires performance – inviting neighbouring clans & locals to share their stories

•Transfers knowledge – from one generation to the next


Community Benefits

  • Upskills community & creates employment opportunities
  • Promotes justice and respect
  • Shows positive police/ Aboriginal relationships for less imprisonment.
  • Increases literacy and numeracy
  • Combats obesity
  • Less Aboriginal imprisonment
  • Improves youth health
  • Helps close the Gap




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indemnity & release form

Please read this document on behalf of you and any children under 18 who are in your care.

I understand that participation in The Drumley Walk involves walking on public roads used by other traffic and other walkers in close proximity and I am aware of the potential hazards involved in that activity. I understand that roads used in The Drumley Walk will not be closed to traffic. I will ensure that I and/or my child is of sufficient competence to take part in the event. I and my child agree to abide by the rules of The Drumley Walk and to follow directions given by event organizers and Queensland Police. I release and indemnify all persons or corporations associated directly or indirectly with the conduct of The Drumley Walk from all liability, claims and costs whether in negligence or otherwise in connection with the participation of myself and my child in this event. This release shall extend to and include The Drumley Walk, event sponsors, event funding bodies and their respective committee members, directors, employees, contractors, volunteers and representatives, the owners, licensees and occupiers of land and property upon which the event or any part of it is conducted including statutory bodies and local authorities. The Drumley Walk reserves the right to change the venues, the route, any information published about the event or items provided on the event without notice.

Conduct, which in the opinion of The Drumley Walk has, may be or will result in harm or damage to participants or their property, criminal activity, bad language, or other unsocial behavior, may result in expulsion from the event without a refund. The Drumley Walk reserves the right to refuse admission to the event to any person without providing a reason, even though that person may be in possession of a valid ticket and are under no obligation to refund monies due to program changes, non use, cancellations or dissatisfaction. I acknowledge that video/fi lm footage, and still images, may be taken during the event by other walkers and official photographers and that these images may be used by The Drumley Walk and event sponsors for event promotional and publicity purposes and related activities. I consent to the use of such images for these purposes in any format, including online, press, and television. I am in good health and physically capable of completing the event. I do not have any medical condition that may affect my own safety or the safety of anyone involved with the event (anyone with a specifi c medical condition should advise The Drumley Walk in writing). Participants under 18 at the time of the walk must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or over. Animals are not permitted on the event unless you are dependent on the animal. Proof and the approval of the Event Director are required.


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