Yirara College of the Finke River Mission is a boarding school for Indigenous students twelve years and older from remote communities in the Northern Territory and across the Territory border from South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland.
Yirara operates under the auspices of Finke River Mission which is the mission arm of the Lutheran Church of Central Australia.
Finke River Mission has a long and positive history with the Aboriginal people of Central Australia and has contributed to the success of the College and the confidence the parents show in choosing it as a Christian environment in which their children can attend school.
Yirara is located 7km south of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway. The site covers 32 hectares and includes school buildings, dormitories for students, sporting facilities, staff accommodation and camping areas.
Alice Springs is a regional centre of 25 000 people. It is nestled in the picturesque MacDonnell Ranges. The town offers a wide variety of shops and services, and excellent sporting and recreational facilities.