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leaf-iconDo you have a deadly talent in Language, Music, Dancing, Role Play, Theatre or Singing?


If so, get your entries rolling in NOW as AGL will be coming back for 2017!

Due to the tremendous success of our last talent contest, Australia's Got Language has returned to highlight the deadly language talents of our mob. Australia's Got Language is still the only talent contest in Australia which showcases the talent of our first nations people IN OUR LANGUAGES!

We are currently looking for Puliima delegates to enter this contest and perform at our evening conference gathering on Wednesday 18th of October 2017 from 6:30pm.

Click here to register NOW


leaf-iconRegistrations for 2017 are now OPEN!

Click here to complete your online registration form

First of all, the Puliima team would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has expressed interest in presenting at Puliima 2017! We are super excited for Puliima this year and can't wait to see everyone in Cairns.

The Conference will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of October, with presenters coming from all around Australia and internationally to CELEBRATE OUR LANGUAGES!

Wednesday night will include a cocktail style dinner and a show, Australia's Got Language! We also have our optional workshops on the Monday/Tuesday leading up to the conference. For more info on workshops please click here

Event Summary:

  • Monday 16th October - Optional Workshops day 1
  • Tuesday 17th - Optional Workshops day 2
  • Wednesday 18th  - Conference day 1 + Cocktail Dinner + Australia's Got Talent
  • Thursday 19th - Conference day 2

Join us in Cairns and help celebrate our languages! For more information on how to register click here

Registrations close Monday 2nd October 2017





leaf-iconWe are excited to announce that planning and preparations for Puliima 2017 have begun!

Puliima 2017, the sixth Indigenous Language and Technology conference, will be held in October 16th-20th in Cairns, Queensland. Puliima is a biennial event aimed at bringing people together from all over Australia and internationally to highlight and share the fantastic work being done in our traditional languages, prominence is given to exploring and sharing pioneering language program work and ideas, exciting products and equipment that can be used in community based language projects. The Forum allows people to network with an inspirational group of people who all share a common ambition of preserving and celebrating the languages of your country.

2017 looks set to be the year where the light shines on our languages, with the theme 'Our Languages Matter' to take centre stage for our National NAIDOC celebrations. NAIDOC week will be emphasising and celebrating the uniqueness and importance that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages play in our cultural identity. Puliima will aid in the extension of this spotlight as our languages can, and should be, celebrated all year.

This year Puliima events will run over a coarse of 4 days and include Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussions, Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Entertainment and more.

Event Details

 Where:  Pullman Cairns International
17 Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870

Puliima Dates: 16th-19th October 2017


  • Monday 16th October - (Optional) Workshops day 1
  • Tuesday 17th October - (Optional) Workshops day 2
  • Wednesday 18th October - Conference day 1 + Cocktail dinner + Australia's Got Language
  • Thursday 19th  October - Conference Day 2
Sponsor Puliima: Like to be a sponsor of Puliima 2017? Phone +61 2 4940 9100 or email contact AT puliima.com
or complete the online enquiry form.

First time at Puliima?

Take a look at our Wrap Up Pages from Puliima 2015 to look at all the exciting activities we get up to at the conference.




leaf-iconThe Puliima 2015 wrap pages are now ready!

What an amazing journey it’s been! As we wrap up the 5th Puliima conference we would just like to say thanks again to everybody who attended. Over 240 delegates came from far and wide to collaborate, inspire and share their stories at this amazing event.

To help keep our connections strong, we have updated our website with our 2015 wrap pages. These pages cover all the information on presenters, workshops, exhibitors and, of course, Australia's Got Language!

Click here to view the website wrap up pages for 2015

Click here to view the Puliima photo gallery

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The Puliima Team would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everybody who attended this year! We can’t show enough appreciation for the lengths people took to get to Melbourne to be a part of this special event. It is the presenters, trainers, delegates and exhibitors, who continue to shape Puliima to be such an amazing Indigenous Language Conference, which goes without saying.

We would also like to point out that this was the biggest Puliima we’ve had yet and the energy and excitement on the 5th level at the William Angliss Institute was unexplainable! With people from all parts of Australia along with our International guests, this year has been unforgettable.

Puliima is continuing to grow with each gathering, and to ensure that this event keeps its enthusiasm, passion and energy for our languages, we are more than eager to hear your feedback. It's really important to us to make sure that everyone walks away feeling inspired and invigorated after each forum. 

Complete the survey here!



leaf icon "Australia's Got Language" Talent Contest 2015


Australia's Got Language Talent Contest promo for 2015 from Puliima on Vimeo.

Due to the tremendous success of our last talent contest, Australia's Got Language returned this year to highlight the deadly language talents of our mob and WHAT A NIGHT IT IS! Australia's Got Language is still the only talent contest in Australia which showcases the talent of our first nations people IN OUR LANGUAGES!

Keep an eye out for the new video which was shot on the Wednesday night 14th of October 2015.

For more infomation please click here


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Image Credit Katherine Soutar

Get Involved

Would you like to be involved in Puliima 2017 either as a sponsor, supporter or partner?
Use the ONLINE FORM to contact us, or alternatively, call us on +61 2 4940 9100


Physical address 
840 Hunter Street
Newcastle West NSW 2302
Postal address 
P.O. Box 1778
Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone | +61 2 4940 9100  
Fax | +61 2 4940 9123

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