Our Work

One Civil Ground is a non-for-profit organisation which provides mentor led programs and support services to Aboriginal males caught up in the criminal justice system.

Our objective is to break the cycle of hopelessness by acting as a stable & supportive family for people to come to and we will work together to realign individuals with their inner self, as well as providing opportunities to obtain trade skills in a holistic and cultural environment.

By providing this support network we are helping to address poverty, sickness, destitution, helplessness, distress, suffering and misfortune among Aboriginal people through the process of supporting social and economic development.

We provide not only help and support services, but also a place for people to come and reconnect with themselves and the land in which they came from. Using the land and our space that is located on a secluded partial bush acreage retreat conveniently located on the outskirts of the Esk township west of Brisbane, we can work on mental health as well as new direction into employment.

We run programs that include Aboriginal painting, Didgeridoo sessions, boxing sessions, cultural learning with Elders & yarning circles, mentor leadership, and teaching of trade skills with an opportunity to obtain certificates in trade courses.

Our goal is to reduce the number of Aboriginals in prisons and detention centres in the Southeast and southwestern areas of Queensland. Our aim is to break the cycle and provide employment opportunities and ongoing mentor support to Aboriginals as they transition into their communities.