2022 State Finalists - Indigenous Excellence

Indigenous businesses leading the way

Get to know the Indigenous-led, owned and operated businesses succeeding through entrepreneurialism, innovation and inspiring the next generation of all Australians.

Indigenous Excellence Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory


ACT Winner

Curijo is a management consultancy specialising in Aboriginal affairs as well as mainstream services in Canberra. Through consultancy, strategic insights and capability, Curijo's vision is to make a difference for its clients, staff and all Indigenous Australians.

Kirra Services

ACT Finalist

Kirra Services is a proud Supply Nation Certified Indigenous information and communications technology provider offering a range of services. Its goal is to increase opportunities for Indigenous people in the ICT industry.


New South Wales


NSW Finalist

Brolton Group is a proud Indigenous-owned and operated engineering company. It delivers a range of engineering services with evolving skillsets and values of reliability, credibility, sustainability and ambition.

Karkalla Byron Bay

NSW Finalist

Byron Bay restaurant, Karkalla, is the passion project of Mindy Woods, proud Bundjalung woman of the Widjabul Wia-bul clan. By using seasonal produce and native Indigenous ingredients, the restaurant’s menu is a nod to Mindy’s heritage.


National Winner

Killara (formerly GJK Indigenous Solutions) is an Aboriginal owned and operated Cleaning Company. Killara is Supply Nation certified and was created to create real pathways for Indigenous Australian to gain access to sustainable employment. Founded by Jasmine Newman, great granddaughter of Aboriginal activist Bert Groves, Killara aims to Engage, Employ and Empower.

Show Me The Way Incorporated

NSW Finalist

Show Me The Way shouts from the rooftops about the benefits of storytelling. With custom film workshops, First Nations and refugee students make documentaries about local heroes – learning about culture and storytelling.

Northern Territory


NT Finalist

If information is power, how do we hold it? HoldAccess exists to answer this question, by addressing issues of under-documented people being left behind by the digital revolution. It gives everyone control over their data

Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation

NT Winner

Established in 1992, Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in galleries and institutions in Australia and around the world.

North East Arnhem Land Aboriginal Corporation

NT Finalist

North East Arnhem Land Aboriginal Corporation strives to advance the condition and welfare of Indigenous people. Focused on developing a local indigenous workforce, the 26 Traditional Owner Clan Groups from North East Arnhem Land are members.




QLD Finalist

Brolga Cranes & Equipment is a 100 percent Indigenous-owned company that takes construction hire to new heights, providing customised, efficient and effective crane solutions to projects of all sizes.

South Australia

Warida Wholistic Wellness Pty Ltd

SA Finalist

Warida Wholistic Wellness is an Indigenous mental health and wellbeing sanctuary focused on healing disconnection by connecting people to Country, animals and themselves. Led by strong Badimaya (Badimia) woman, Bianca Stawiarski, Warida’s mission is to empower families and communities across Australia and internationally.



AMK Law Pty Ltd

VIC Finalist

AMK Law helps people achieve their goals. As a boutique law firm, it offers top tier, experienced lawyers who can work closely and build relationships with clients – something its team values above all else.

Jaramer Pty Ltd

VIC Winner

Jaramer Legal is a national, majority-Indigenous-owned law firm offering a suite of commercial and legal services. It prides itself on delivering client-tailored legal services through a unique, culturally sensitive lens.


VIC Finalist

In the Wemba Wemba language, Kinya Lerrk means women coming together. 100% Aboriginal owned and operated, the business creates design and art that celebrates Aboriginal culture and makes homes and offices come alive.


Western Australia

Kardan Australia t/a Kardan Construction

WA Winner

Kardan Construction is a Supply Nation Certified Aboriginal building company which operates on the philosophy that community infrastructure should have community outcomes, building infrastructure for a stronger and more resilient society.

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