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Arnhem Land

10 aircraft
39 staff
54 destinations
81 partner organisations


The Challenge

Arnhem Land is a hot, humid, remote and physically demanding area in the northeast of Australia’s Northern Territory. It is home to around 20,000 indigenous people living in small, widely spread ‘homeland’ communities. During the wet season the main roads become impassable.



Our Operation

MAF operates 10 aircraft to 54 airstrips throughout Arnhem Land, flying indigenous Australians as well as 81 partner organisations.

MAF provides people with transportation to obtain basic supplies, enables access to education through flying both students and teachers, facilitates access to health care services, and provides a lifeline for victims of domestic abuse by flying them to safety.

MAF partners with indigenous Christians, flying in support of the local church throughout the region. This collaboration includes the work of our Technology Services team, which produces Christian resources for use via mobile phones.

Quote: ‘What a blessing to see one another, to listen and to learn! MAF makes rich opportunities such as this possible’ Rachel Herweynen, Teaching Principal at the Gäwa Christian School