What we do

Three Language Groups . . . One Organisation

The General Gumala Foundation (the Foundation) is comprised of three entities: Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), The Gumala Trust (GIPL) and Gumala Enterprises (GEPL). We all work together on behalf of the Traditional Owners of the Banjima, Nyiyaparli and Yinhawangka people.

Since 1997, GIPL has been acting as a “safe pair of hands” to ensure the best interest of our Beneficiaries are being met both now and in the future. GIPL’s roles and responsibilities are outlines in the General Gumala Foundation Trust Deed: a comprehensive 34-page legal document between GAC, GIPL and the Traditional Owners of the three language groups of Gumala. GIPL has a vital role as the trustee of the Foundation, with legal responsibility to appropriately manage and supervise the monies received and distributed on behalf of the Foundation under the terms of its Trust Deed.

The Trust Deed specifies the Income Utilisation Categories (IUCs) against whist the income of the Trust can be allocated towards, for improving the lives and opportunities of our Beneficiaries.

The IUCs are:

  • Education & Training
  • Business Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Community Development
  • Cultural Purposes
  • Other

GIPL is also required to have regards for the needs of the future generations of Beneficiaries will be met when the Yandicoogina mine ceases to operate. As such, the GGF Investment Policy is committed to achieving an investment portfolio that grows a Future Fund that will provide an ongoing stream of income for the Foundation for the benefit of future generations.

For an understanding of how we invest here at the Gumala Trust, click here




Vision, Mission and Values


Traditional Owners guiding and protecting the Banjima, Yinhawangka and Nyiyaparli cultures and country, and our future leaders.


To support and empower Gumala Traditional Owners to achieve independence and a sense of self, embedded in culture.

Our shared values

BeneficiariesFamilyWe care about our people and the communities in which we live and work.
LeadershipWe recognise and celebrate our strength and successes as well as those of our community.
RespectWe value and honour ourselves and others in both word and action.
HonestyWe are truthful, sincere and clear in our actions and words.
CultureOur decisions and actions are guided by our connections to lore, culture and custom. We are confident walking in two worlds.


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