Aboriginal business directory


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The Aboriginal Business Directory WA is a free service that provides a list of Aboriginal businesses operating in Western Australia.

List your details on the directory and take advantage of the free promotion and increased exposure. You can also get updates on the Aboriginal Business Directory Facebook page.

WA Government Aboriginal Business Initiative

Where the value of a government purchase is not more than $250,000, public authorities in Western Australia can buy directly from a registered Aboriginal Business (use the Aboriginal Business Directory WA).

For government buying worth more than $250,000 “an accountable authority may approve a public authority undertaking a procurement in excess of $250,000 from a registered Aboriginal Business, if it considers that circumstances exist to support the procurement being undertaken”.

The Department of Finance website has detailed information about this initiative, as well as a flow chart that shows government buyers exactly how to purchase from an Aboriginal business.

Advisory service

Our team of experienced advisers can guide you on:

  • buying and selling a business
  • cash flow management
  • commercial leasing
  • employing people
  • financial management
  • franchising
  • marketing.

Business Local

We also provide business information and advice in your area through the Business Local service, delivered via a network of preferred service providers. These providers are located in metropolitan and country areas and provide free assistance and support to new and existing businesses.

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Aboriginal tourism

We work with Tourism Western Australia and the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) to promote Aboriginal tourism.

Tourism Australia’s trade website for Aboriginal tourism also aims to improve awareness and promote the quality and diversity of the Indigenous Tourism Champions to wholesalers, inbound tour operators and travel agents.

The Marketing Tips and Tricks section available from the Tourism BOOST online guide offers a variety of adaptable examples and templates for:

- traditional advertising
- brochures
- how to write a media release
- email marketing
- websites
- search engine optimisation
- social media
- the mobile revolution
- a marketing action plan.

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Law Way - Indigenous business and the law

 Law Way is a useful reference and “survival guide” book for any small business owner overwhelmed by all the different laws, regulations and requirements you need to comply with. Funded by Indigenous Business Australia and created by Terri Janke and Company it will help you understand the basic responsibilities, risks and obligations of operating a business in Australia.

Download Law Way: Indigenous Business and the Law free from the website of Terri Janke and Company.

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Dream Shield - protecting your competitive advantage

Download the Dream Shield Guide on the IP Australia website.

What is unique about your product, service, design or invention is important.

Intellectual Property (IP) Australia has produced a resource to help Aboriginal business people to understand, manage and protect the intellectual property (IP) rights they may have created when establishing and running their business.

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