Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative

Funded by the NSW Government, this initiative provides business advisory services to Aboriginal people and Aboriginal business owners.

About the initiative

This initiative replaces the longstanding Aboriginal Enterprise Development Officer (AEDO) program and has been refreshed to ensure the delivery of a commercially focused business advisory initiative that includes support for existing Aboriginal owned and operated businesses to grow and diversify their business.


The Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative supports Aboriginal owned businesses by; building capacity through greater connectivity to NSW Government Procurement, supporting business start-up, encouraging business expansion and providing access to training and job creation.

The Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative achieves these objectives by:

  • Providing local and culturally appropriate business coaching and advice to start-ups and small to medium enterprises;

  • Promoting business growth through relevant training, increased confidence and advice on innovative approaches;

  • Providing a professional referral pathway to wrap around support services;

  • Increased alignment and connectivity to broader Government initiatives; and

  • Increased involvement of Aboriginal owned businesses in NSW Government projects.

Service Providers

Provider Service Area Contact Website
The NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Inc.

Service Area 1 - Sydney Metropolitan (Southern & South Western Sydney; Western Sydney & Blue Mountains; and Northern & Central Sydney

02 4932 7722 www.nswicc.com.au
Ungooroo Aboriginal Coporation Service Area 2 - Hunter & Central Coast and North Coast & Mid North Coast 02 6571 5111 www.ungooroo.com.au
The Illawarra ITeC Service Area 3 - Illawarra & South East and Riverina 02 4223 3100 www.illawarraitec.com.au
Kategic Service Area 4 - Western NSW (including Central West & Orana & Far West) and New England 1300 643 484 www.kategic.com.au


Rick Collins – Training Services Manager
0438 172 234 ricky.collins7@det.nsw.edu.au

General enquiries: TSNSW.Aboriginal.Initiatives@det.nsw.edu.au

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