Tom Kirk is a skilled Indigenous consultant who has been delivering cultural awareness training programs
across Australia since 1993. He is of the Gurreng Gurreng (Western Burnett River District QLD) and the Birri
Gubba people (Burdekin River District QLD). He also affiliates with the Northern Gamilaroy peoples of

Tom's grandparents were removed as children to the Queensland Aboriginal Reserves of Cherbourg, Taroom and Woorabinda and his parents were born at Cherbourg and Woorabinda. Tom grew up
around these reserves and in the country town of Duaringa.

He brings to his programs his experience and knowledge of how to communicate across cultures, in particular Australia's Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures, and delivers programs with a unique and engaging style.


  • Accredited Cultural Mediator (Australian Training Standard)
  • Accredited Indigenous Cultural Awareness Facilitator
    (Cross Cultural Communications, Dalton Morgan & Associates, South Australia)
  • Accredited Mediator (Dispute Resolutions Centres ACT 1990)
    QLD Department of Justice and Attorney-General


  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Indigenous Business Australia
  • Indigenous Land Corporation
  • Independent Schools Queensland
  • Queensland Government
  • Safe Places Queensland
  • Alternate Care Queensland
  • Australian Government
  • QLD Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Direct-Care
  • Cairns Regional Council
  • Centrelink