We provide community
development services to urban, regional, and remote communities throughout the Darwin Daly Region.

Our Service Region Map

Our service region

The Darwin Daly Region offers diversity in landscape and in people. Our service footprint and staffed offices are highlighted in the map below.

Head Office

Berrimah

Indigenous Community Links

Casuarina

Palmerston

Aboriginal Bush Traders

Darwin

Community Development Program

Humpty Doo

Nauiyu (Daly River)

Holtze

Batchelor

Belyuen

Adelaide River

Berry Springs


Arts & Cultural Services

Art, culture and bush harvest products…

Are integral to our communities and have strong potential for creating jobs and developing our communities through Indigenous tourism. Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation has established Aboriginal Bush Traders to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to engage in economic activities in a sustainable way.

The mission statement of Aboriginal Bush Traders is “To deliver shared services that support Indigenous community members to commercialise and trade authentic products and services based on Aboriginal culture, art and experiences.” This is achieved by providing business development tools, training and support to assist cultural micro-businesses and community arts centres to establish and grow their businesses. This business support life cycle is reflected in the below diagram. To support the marketing and sale of products and services, Aboriginal Bush Traders has established a vibrant hub. The hub retails products from artists and community arts centres, operates a café with Indigenous foods, delivers cultural tourism opportunities for visitors, and provides for a unique venue to host small events.

The website for Aboriginal Bush Traders can be viewed at www.aboriginalbushtraders.com

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Community Services

Ironbark Indigenous Support

Ironbark Indigenous Support (IIS) is a specialised program contributing to the safety and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people, with a particular focus on those affected by family and domestic violence. IIS supports community members in the Darwin and Palmerston areas and the Town Camps. We have two location points – Casuarina and Palmerston.

IIS collaborates with local service providers, connecting ATSI community members with specialised referral networks. The program takes an inclusive approach, offering trauma-informed and culturally appropriate support to meet the varying needs of clients. IIS provides advocacy and a flexible, tailored approach to case management support whilst working to empower clients and improve safety and wellbeing.

The IIS team participate in ongoing professional and personal development – through education, peer and supervision support, and training – ensuring continuous learning and development to better assist the ATSI community.

Community Services

The IIS program provides the following specialised services:

IIS program access

Streamlined referral pathways for clients to enter the IIS program, through self-referral, government and NGO channels. Improving the community member’s access to services and specialised support.

Relationship development

Streamlined referral pathways for clients to enter the IIS program, through self-referral, government and NGO channels. Improving the community member’s access to services and specialised support.

Referrals

Streamlined referral pathways for clients to enter the IIS program, through self-referral, government and NGO channels. Improving the community member’s access to services and specialised support.

Support

Streamlined referral pathways for clients to enter the IIS program, through self-referral, government and NGO channels. Improving the community member’s access to services and specialised support.

Safe environments

Streamlined referral pathways for clients to enter the IIS program, through self-referral, government and NGO channels. Improving the community member’s access to services and specialised support.

Employment & Economic Services

Employment is an essential element of building strong communities.

Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation understands that employment is an essential element of building strong communities, and productive and happy lives.


To achieve this objective, Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation administers the Community Development Program throughout our Region.

Under the Community Development Program

Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation:

Supports unemployed people

to participate in activities designed to make our communities better places to live, while creating a sustainable pathway to employment by building core skills and
job readiness.

Provides substantial support

and incentives to employers to support unemployed people with obtaining lasting jobs and career opportunities: Incentives include on-the-job training, mentoring services and wage subsidies.

Enables flexibility and focus

on local decision-making and local solutions by working with our communities and industry partners to identify opportunities for new enterprises that provide jobs and work experience opportunities.

Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation recognise and respects the traditional owners and custodians of the land that we serve. We pay our respects to all traditional elders past, present, and emerging. We are committed to a positive future of self-determination for Aboriginal people and their communities.