Who are we

Our community includes the suburbs of Karama, Malak, Wulagi and Anula where 4000 children and young people live in 3 268 families.

The Sanderson Alliance is a way for everyone in the Sanderson Community to work together so that all our children and young people learn and thrive. We are a cross-sectoral, community-led collective partnership between schools in the Sanderson area, parents, carers, schools, community services, government departments, businesses, churches, sporting clubs, cultural leaders and others.

The story of the Sanderson Alliance started in 2014 when schools and organisations working in the Sanderson area came together to look at new ways of working together collaboratively. Now, using a collective impact approach since late 2015, we are working closely together for children and young people.


The early work to create the Sanderson Alliance is led by:

The Smith Family
Save the Children
Red Cross
Good Start
Danila Dilba
Corrugated Iron
Culture Tech
Wulagi Primary
Sanderson Middle
NT Music School
Manunda Primary
Malak Reengagement Centre
Malak Primary 
Karama Primary 
Anula Primary
Team Health
Charles Darwin University
Opportunity Child
Sanderson residents
Melaleuca Refugee Support Centre
City of Darwin
Karama and Sanderson MLAs
Department of Social Services

We have also been well supported Darwin Community Arts, the Multicultural Council of the NT, YWCA, Dawn House; Darwin Aboriginal andIslander Women's Shelter; NT Domestic Violence Directorate; Larrakia Nation; NT Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation; 
Healing Foundation; NT Department of Education, Territory Families and Top End Health Service.

You can get involved too. If you live or work in the Sanderson area and you care about creating a community where all our children learn and thrive, join us or contact us!