Operating a world class helicopter refuelling service in remote Western Australia, the Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation have shown that the sky is the limit when it comes to creating innovative Indigenous businesses in remote Australia.
Djarindjin - Lombadina
Djarindjin - Lombadina is a community on the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
Traditional Owners: Bardi
Languages: Bardi, Kriol
Population (ABS 2016 Census): 395
Our main business streams are in the areas of Tourism, concrete and roadworks supplies.
LAC also has a wood fired bakery, a craft shop where we sell Aboriginal artefacts. We also have a contract with Rio Tinto for the purpose of transporting FIFO workers to and from the Broome airport as they make their ways to mine sites in the Pilbara Region, plus we gather and sell Gubinge (Kakadu Plum).
We also have cleaning contracts with the local clinic and Save The Children.
Our Corporation is 100% managed by local Aboriginal people.
Tourism: whale watching, Fishing Charters, Mud Crabbing, Hunting with Spears, Snorkelling in crystal clear waters.
Civil Construction: Concrete Supplies and Earth moving Contractors.
Transportation: Overland transport to and from the Broome Airport supported by Rio Tinto
Bakery: Wood Fired Bakery, selling the best baked bread in the Kimberley.
For more information, read Lombadina.