Indigenous business engagement

DFAT is working to improve Indigenous Australians economic prosperity by creating opportunities for greater access to, and participation in, the global economy. DFAT released the Charter for Indigenous Australian Businesses in November 2017, it provides information on how Indigenous businesses can engage with international markets and investors.

DFAT has expanded the application of the Commonwealth's Indigenous Procurement Policy to a broader range of procurements than is mandated under this policy and encourages our delivery partners to engage with Indigenous Australian businesses.



Last Updated: 12 February 2019

DFAT has awarded over 490 contracts to 94 Indigenous-owned businesses with a total value of over $37.2 million

As at 7 February 2019.


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DFAT has been recognised by Supply Nation as a finalist for the 'Government Supplier of the Year' awards in 2017 and 2018.