Program Leader


Program Leader for the AILC in Northern Australia, Melissa Varfis is an Aboriginal woman with traditional links to Bidjara (Southwestern Queensland, Warrego River), Kokoberra, Kungen and Walkerman (Western Cape York, Chillagoe), Kutatj and Gangalidda (Gulf of Carpentaria) and Western Kuku Yalanji (Palmer River/Maytown). 


Melissa joined the AILC in February 2020. I have a passion for Indigenous development, watching people see their potential and completing their goals no matter how big or small is rewarding.