Training and Development

Gadigal Information Service is committed to all forms of training and development for its volunteers and staff. Many of our staff started as volunteers with GIS. The invaluable on-the-job training and advice they received has paved the way for their successful recruitment and advancement in staff positions. Our staff positions include management, programming in broadcast and events, technical and event production, trainers, music production and broadcasting. Other First Nations peoples are also welcome to submit a program proposal. We look for innovative programming ideas that support our vision.

young black and deadly

YBD is an aspirational program for Indigenous youth interested in self-expression through media, performance and other creatives arts. YB&D is also committed to developing the skills and confidence of our aspiring performers through workshops. The program is strongly aligned to Gadigal's vision by fostering the talents of Aboriginal youth with musical and technical ability and producing EP's which can be used to promote artists and develop the market for Aboriginal music. The program also provides participants with vital pathways to future work in the creative industries.
If you are interested in Young, Black & Deadly workshops, in broadcasting (one day a week for six weeks) or performance/song writing (one day) coming to your school or community, please contact us. Unfortunately our current funded program schedule is committed, so full costs of the program may apply. Costs are dependent on travel and accommodation where applicable and are available on application.

Please email for further information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Development Program

The Artist Development program aims to promote, showcase and develop emerging and established artist. The objective is to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the arts industry. GIS uses our current platforms of Yabun, Klub Koori and Koori Radio as a vehicle to support new and emerging Indigenous artists.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians are invited to apply for our Artist Development Program which includes performances at Yabun and Klub Koori. This is a competitive submission as funds are limited

Other Talent Development Programs

We support internships wherever funding can be found. These include our sound engineer traineeships in conjunction with SAE and other training and development programs for junior and senior staff.

Volunteer training

You don’t have to be an experienced broadcaster or producer to become a Live ‘n Deadly broadcaster on Koori Radio. Aboriginal and other First Nations People can apply directly to our Program Manager. We look for fresh talent with innovative ideas for new programs. If successful, we provide initial and on-going broadcaster training. Please email for further information

We also have opportunities for all sorts of volunteers and these include non-Indigenous people, particularly around Yabun Festival time.

Getting your music heard

Professionally recorded music by Aboriginal and other First Nations people can also be submitted to our Programming Manager for playlist consideration on Koori Radio 93.7FM. Unfortunately we cannot play demo recordings. Send your music to

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