Aboriginal Business Directory WA

Welcome to The Aboriginal Business Directory WA

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, their ancestors and elders and we are committed to reconciliation among all Australians

This directory is used by State Government and private organisations wanting to identify Aboriginal businesses available for contracting opportunities.

As part of the WA Procurement Rules and the Aboriginal Procurement Policy, State Government agencies can directly engage with businesses registered on this directory. For further information on the APP please visit WA.gov.au.

This directory is managed by the Chamber of Commerce WA and Industry Capability Network WA. Aboriginal businesses are encouraged to register on this free-to-use directory. If you have any questions, please contact info@abdwa.com.au.

Our objectives

This directory aims to:
  • be inclusive of all industry sectors;
  • support the sustainability and growth of Aboriginal businesses;
  • develop procurement networks that will enhance the opportunities for Aboriginal businesses;
  • enhance the opportunities for Aboriginal businesses to secure business and contracts; and
  • provide a means for industry and government to engage with Aboriginal businesses.
The Aboriginal Business Directory WA is managed and maintained by CCI's Industry Capability Network of WA.

Need help?

For assistance with connecting your company to this directory, or for any technical issues, email info@abdwa.com.au


To register on the Aboriginal Business Directory WA, your organisation must satisfy the following criteria:

Aboriginal Businesses:
  • be established and fully operational;
  • be registered as a business in WA;
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be at least 50 per cent owned by an Aboriginal interest; and
  • the Aboriginal interests are represented in the management and operations of the entity.

You must provide details of any changes in the ownership of the business when they take place.

Incorporated Aboriginal Organisations (may include not-for-profit organisations or Aboriginal organisations):
  • be established and fully operational in WA;
  • be registered as a business in WA;
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • the controlling body is able to provide evidence of incorporation;
  • the make-up of the Board or management committee of the incorporated entity consists of at least 50 per cent Aboriginal members; and
  • the Aboriginal interests is represented in the management and operations of the incorporated entity.
Incorporated Indigenous joint ventures must:
  • Be an incorporated company (registered with ASIC or ORIC as an Aboriginal Corporation) formed through the incorporation of an Indigenous business and a non-Indigenous business.
  • Be at least cumulatively 50% owned by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person(s).
  • Be able to demonstrate at least 50% Indigenous control (involvement) of the joint venture and Indigenous involvement in the management of the joint venture.
  • Be for-profit in that the joint venture is able to distribute its equity to its shareholders and not be a registered charity in its own right.
  • Be able to trade as a business in its own right.
  • Be registered in Australia.
  • Demonstrate commercial independence.
Additionally, as part of this registration they must have in place:
  • a strategy to build the capability of the Indigenous business partner; and
  • an Indigenous workforce strategy.

You must provide details of the current membership of your Board, identifying Aboriginal members and advise of any changes to the Board when they take place.

If you suspect a business to be black-clad, please contact info@icnwa.org.au, or to report it anonymously, go to: Report unfair business practice | Small Business Development Corporation

Our logo

Our logo was inspired by the artwork Kangaroo Travelling by Deborah Coertse (also known as Deborah Newenham). Deborah was born in Fremantle Western Australia to an Aboriginal mother and Dutch father. She began painting in 1994 and has since sold numerous pieces of original artwork. Deborah now runs Yirra-Kurl, her own successful business where she designs, manufactures and wholesales her artwork to the tourist market. Deborah's paintings depict her interpretation of life and all things living. Her bright and colorful designs have become a distinctive feature of Yirra-Kurl products.
ABDWA is Managed By the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) and Industry Capability Network Western Australia (ICNWA)