Advancing the sustainability of Indigenous languages



RNLD stands alongside Indigenous people who know there is a strong link between their language work and community resilience, health, wellbeing and cultural identity. We support the sustainability of Indigenous Languages and Indigenous peoples’ ownership of their language documentation and revitalisation. We are responsive to community need, and offer training, advocacy, networking, professional development and information sharing.


NOTE: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors to this website are advised that it may contain names and images of people who have passed away.


Name change

We are very excited to announce that as of 23 September, 2019, RNLD will formally become known as Living Languages! But apart from a great new website, nothing else will change. Stay tuned for more exciting news.



Donate to our work

ACNCRNLD relies on grants and donations to carry out our projects and to support the community members who take part in our DRIL training workshops. Please click the yellow DONATE button at the top of the page if you would like to donate and financially support the work that RNLD does. RNLD has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Taxation Office and donations over $2 are tax deductible. All sponsors are acknowledged on our Donations Page and in our publications.




Each month we highlight recent training workshops run by our Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages (DRIL) training program.

Every two years we are lucky enough to have the Puliima Indigenous Languages and Technology Conference somewhere in this amazing country. The 2019 Puliima has just wrapped up in Darwin on Larrakia country: as always, an inspiring week of catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, and sharing ideas and skills. Congratulations to the conference organisers for an incredible program and impressive attendance numbers.

RNLD trainers and CEO were very busy over the four days of workshops and presentations, with Training Director Emma Murphy, Andrew Tanner and guest trainer Sharon Edgar-Jones delivering three workshops, and trainer Ebony Joachim presenting on our Youth Professional Development program in collaboration with First Languages Australia.

It was timely to meet you all just before we launch our exciting new name: next time we meet, it will be with a fresh new look, and with that, new energy and ideas. The inspiration we get from those of you who share parts of your language journey with us, invite us to work with you, advise and challenge us, remains as strong as ever. Thanks for all that you do, and looking forward to seeing you next time!


Intern or Volunteer

RNLD is always looking for volunteers and interns to work with us in our office. Please see our volunteers page for information.


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Racism. It Stops With Me

RNLD is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the "Racism. It Stops With Me" campaign. For more information about the campaign go to or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.


RNLD acknowledges the traditional owners of the land and seas of Australia, of elders past and present on whose land we work.