Classic Wallabies
Indigenous Exchange



Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange

The Classic Wallabies Indigenous Exchange (CWIE) is an Eidos Institute initiative delivered in partnership with the Classic Wallabies, Australian Volunteers International, the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation and Eco Children with the support of the Australian government.



The CWIE aims to:

Enhance the futures of young Indigenous young people by facilitating an opportunity to explore new social, cultural, sporting and academic experiences and political and economic conditions, in the spirit of the Classic Wallabies’ international tours during their playing days;


Encourage Indigenous students to remain in study, particularly tertiary study. Each of the CWIE participants will become an ambassador for education, particularly tertiary study. The CWIE program has significant potential to contribute meaningfully to generational change for Indigenous scholars by using sport as a social bridge builder. The CWIE program acknowledges that more indigenous students are finishing Year 12 schooling, however tertiary enrolments in Australian universities and current employment statistics remain poor. The CWIE program promotes advances in university enrolments, employment and career prospects for Indigenous tertiary students.


Encourage non-studying Indigenous young people to undertake pathways that will ultimately lead to successful careers by providing them with positive experiences and networks they can implement in their personal career development. The program is dedicated to facilitating the development of young indigenous leaders both within the community and within their chosen field.




We currently offer Exchange opportunities to South Africa and the United Kingdom. Applications for the 2016 CWIE to South Africa have now closed. Applications for the 2016 CWIE to the United Kingdom have now closed.





CWIE Code of Conduct



Watch the Classic Wallabies 2015 Exchange Highlights


Watch the Eco Children CWIE Video


Watch the Classic Wallabies Indigenous 2014 Exchange Highlights

Phone: (+61) 4-3387-3269

123 Eagle Street
Brisbane, QLD

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