Will Davis


Will Davis is an Aboriginal man from the Cobble Cobble people of Queensland and a highly esteemed teacher, community worker, university lecturer and tutor. In the 1990s, he contributed to the founding of Durithunga, which supported Indigenous cultural integrity and equality through school-based community projects. Mr Davis is an ongoing participant and founding member of Gnirigomindala Karulbo, an Indigenous leadership group striving for change and equity in Logan, and has been the CEO of the Beenleigh Housing and Development Company since 2014. 

During his time as an educator at Beenleigh State High School, Mr Davis ran the Murriland Cultural and Homework Program. In 2022, he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Mr Davis has completed a master’s thesis at UQ exploring revitalising cultural practices for learning programs, and he continues this research as a UQ PhD candidate. 


Indigenous Community Impact Award
Indigenous Community Impact Award for outstanding contributions as a community leader, celebrating Murri identity and advocating for equality for Indigenous peoples.
headshot of Will Davis OAM wearing a black t-shirt


Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma in Education
Master of Education (Leadership)