Why is this important?

Councils are major consumers in local economies, especially in rural and regional areas.

They can play a greater role in supporting Aboriginal economic development by purchasing goods and services from Aboriginal owned and run businesses. A business relationship can benefit council, the Aboriginal business and the local community.


What can your council do?

The 2012 Victorian Local Government Aboriginal Engagement and Reconciliation Survey found that 64% of councils have to varying levels procured some goods or services from Aboriginal  businesses. The services includes performance, heritage services, catering and land management.

Procurement chart

  • Useful links

  • Need to find a local Aboriginal supplier?
  • The Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources maintains an up to date register of Aboriginal businesses in the Victorian Aboriginal Business Directory.


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