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Annoucement of details for Puliima 2019 are expected to be made during September

Please stay tuned

It will be an exciting event being held in 2019 which UNESCO has designated the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Further information about this can be found at https://en.iyil2019.org/


leaf-iconPuliima 2017 has concluded

We thank everyone once again for helping and contributing to make Puliima 2017 one of the best Indigneous conferences held anywhere in Australia once again


The wrapup for 2017 will be available shortly



leaf-iconFinal Countdown for Puliima 2017

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The media release can be viewed here: https://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/346891/national-indigenous-language-conference-showcasing-the-richness-and-diversity-of-australias-original-languages#.Wd7FwLpuJgc


Monday/Tuesday Workshops

Option 1 Author for iBooks Workshop

Option 2 Intensive Workshops

Option 3 CoEDL Workshop

Conference book

Agenda only

Complete Conference Book



See you all very soon!


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 Friday 13th 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.


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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