Vehicle fundraiser – please help

Please help us improve dental hygiene and support teachers and young women in Timor-Leste. Since 2002, the Balibo House Trust has supported programs in the small village of Balibo, located three hours west of Dili, Timor-Leste. More recently our work has extended to support the 35 schools and kindergartens – which educate approximately 3700 young … Read more

Tribute to Ricardo Krauskopf

Our great friend and supporter Ricardo Krauskopf passed away on 24th September after a long battle with motor neurone disease. Ricardo has been a force of nature whose energy, commitment, vision and leadership has inspired so many to get involved in the cause of Timor Leste and the work of the Balibo House Trust. Ricardo … Read more

Balibo Fort Museum Upgrade

We’re delighted to share a link to the launch of the upgraded Balibo Fort Museum, opening in 2021, attended by senior Ministers in the Timorese government, the Australian Embassy and Veterans. With thanks to Market Development Facility, the new displays will celebrate the deep links between Timor Leste and INTERFET, and encourage visitors learn more … Read more

July 2020 Update

2020 has been a challenging year so far but we’re inspired by the resourcefulness and resilience of the Balibo community. Here’s a link to our latest news. https://mailchi.mp/93ec478e49fd/balibo-house-trust-update-july-2020?e=7c81b55649&fbclid=IwAR0uMm9AXI6KbnqF9AKnqoojlYtmTu3cXrEQxumUGbflAYCaFMnQYADMAA4

Water Tank Project

A regular water supply is always a challenge in Timor – we have finished installing a 196,000 water tank at the Balibo Fort to collect rainwater to be used for the hotel and the events centre and in future to be shared with the community.

Visit Balibo!

Want to support the community of Balibo and the work of Balibo House Trust? Then visit Balibo and stay with our social enterprise partners Balibo Fort Hotel! This directly supports the activities of Balibo 5 Community Learning Centre, our dental clinic, kinder and many other important projects.             Thank you Keith Nyberg, our … Read more

Fort Events Centre

The events centre at the Fort is now finished and open for bookings.  It is a wonderful facility for conferences, staff retreats, private functions….

Penny Wong Fundraiser

We held a very successful fundraiser for the school in Belola at Candela Nuevo in the heart of Melbourne.   Hon Penny Wong was the guest speaker and we raised significant funds for the project.

His Excellency XANANA GUSMÃO accepts Honorary Doctorate…

His Excellency XANANA GUSMÃO accepts Honorary Doctorate and acknowledges Balibó House Trust Here is the text of His Excellency’s University of Melbourne Doctorate of Letters acceptance speech, attended by our Patron The Hon. Steve Bracks. Balibo House Trust is deeply honoured to be acknowledged in a speech which so eloquently addresses the importance of a strong … Read more