Why Indigenous businesses should register with Supply Nation

It’s the only FREE Indigenous business directory in the country!

Registering your business with Supply Nation (to go onto Australia’s largest national directory, Indigenous Business Direct) is the first step to connecting with motivated buyers from some of Australia’s largest organisations.

Completing the online registration form will only take you about 15 minutes (as long as you have all the required information) and then Supply Nation’s world leading 5-step verification process should be complete within four days. It’s completely free and if you have any questions at any stage, you can call our friendly team on 1300 055 298.

What do I have to do?

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    Complete a simple online registration form – which takes around 15 minutes

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    Upload Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent documentation for all Indigenous business owners

Supply Nation will then review your information, and will contact you if there are any queries.
Typically, your listing will be published online within four working days!

What’s the difference between Registered and Certified?

Supply Nation is the only organisation to recognise two levels of Indigenous ownership

 
 
 
 

Registered

50% or more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ownership (caters for equal partnerships with non-Indigenous owners)

Certified

51% or more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander owned, managed and controlled

Supply Nation’s inclusive approach ensures that Indigenous business ownership is accessible to as many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as possible.

How do I know if I’m eligible for:

  • If your business:

    Is 50% or more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander owned

    Is located in Australia

    Generates revenue from the provision of goods or services

    Has a current, valid ABN

    Is either a sole trading business / partnership / incorporated entity or business limited by guarantee (social enterprise) or trading through a trust

    Is 50% or more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander owned

    Is located in Australia

    Generates revenue from the provision of goods or services

    Has a current, valid ABN

    Is either a sole trading business / partnership / incorporated entity or business limited by guarantee (social enterprise) or trading through a trust

    You’re eligible to be registered

  • If your business:

    Is 51% or more Indigenous owned, managed and controlled

    Has a current, valid ABN

    Is either a sole trading business / partnership / private incorporated entity or trading through a trust

    Is not a franchise or registered charity.

    Has trading evidence of $50K income in the last 12 months

    Is located in Australia

    Is for-profit (the company is not a registered charity with the company generating the majority of its revenue by providing goods or services and distributing its equity (profits/dividends) back to shareholders/owners)

    Is 51% or more Indigenous owned, managed and controlled

    Has a current, valid ABN

    Is either a sole trading business / partnership / private incorporated entity or trading through a trust

    Is not a franchise or registered charity.

    Has trading evidence of $50K income in the last 12 months

    Is located in Australia

    Is for-profit (the company is not a registered charity with the company generating the majority of its revenue by providing goods or services and distributing its equity (profits/dividends) back to shareholders/owners)

    You're eligible to be certified

Indigenous business benefits

Registered
Certified
  • Listing on Australia’s biggest and most high profile directory of Indigenous businesses which is mandated as the first port of call for Federal Government procurement officers looking for Indigenous businesses to fulfil their targets under the Indigenous Procurement Policy

  • Support and advice to help you market your businesses on the directory

  • Discounted tickets to Supply Nation’s events, including the annual Connect conference and tradeshow

  • Eligibility to stand for election as a member of the Indigenous Business Advisory Group and eligibility to vote in the annual election of members

  • Access to a supplier tool box with helpful resources, templates and other tools to help grow your business

  • Complimentary access to bite size training/information sessions designed specifically for Indigenous businesses

  • Invitations to targeted trade fairs/meet-the-buyer events run with Supply Nation members and partners around Australia

  • Eligibility for nomination in the Supplier Diversity Awards presented at Connect each year

  • Access to the Indigenous Business Marketplace, powered by VendorPanel

  • Access to exclusive offers from Supply Nation’s corporate membership base

  • Access to the Supply Nation Registered Supplier logo for use on marketing materials, websites, email auto-signatures, tender documentation etc.

  • Access to the exclusive Supply Nation Certified Supplier logo for use on marketing materials, websites, email auto-signatures, tender documentation etc.

  • Exclusive reverse search functionality (search member database to find key procurement contacts within our member directory)

  • Opportunity to participate in marketing promotions such as ‘Certified Supplier of the Day’ during Supplier Diversity September and promoting holiday gifts within the annual Christmas catalogue

  • Listing on Australia’s biggest and most high profile directory of Indigenous businesses which is mandated as the first port of call for Federal Government procurement officers looking for Indigenous businesses to fulfil their targets under the Indigenous Procurement Policy

    Support and advice to help you market your businesses on the directory

    Discounted tickets to Supply Nation’s events, including the annual Connect conference and tradeshow

    Eligibility to stand for election as a member of the Indigenous Business Advisory Group and eligibility to vote in the annual election of members

    Access to a supplier tool box with helpful resources, templates and other tools to help grow your business

    Complimentary access to bite size training/information sessions designed specifically for Indigenous businesses

    Invitations to targeted trade fairs/meet-the-buyer events run with Supply Nation members and partners around Australia

    Eligibility for nomination in the Supplier Diversity Awards presented at Connect each year

    Access to the Indigenous Business Marketplace, powered by VendorPanel

    Access to exclusive offers from Supply Nation’s corporate membership base

    Access to the exclusive Supply Nation Certified Supplier logo for use on marketing materials, websites, email auto-signatures, tender documentation etc.

    Exclusive reverse search functionality (search member database to find key procurement contacts within our member directory)

    Opportunity to participate in marketing promotions such as ‘Certified Supplier of the Day’ during Supplier Diversity September and promoting holiday gifts within the annual Christmas catalogue

  • Listing on Australia’s biggest and most high profile directory of Indigenous businesses which is mandated as the first port of call for Federal Government procurement officers looking for Indigenous businesses to fulfil their targets under the Indigenous Procurement Policy

    Support and advice to help you market your businesses on the directory

    Discounted tickets to Supply Nation’s events, including the annual Connect conference and tradeshow

    Eligibility to stand for election as a member of the Indigenous Business Advisory Group and eligibility to vote in the annual election of members

    Access to a supplier tool box with helpful resources, templates and other tools to help grow your business

    Complimentary access to bite size training/information sessions designed specifically for Indigenous businesses

    Invitations to targeted trade fairs/meet-the-buyer events run with Supply Nation members and partners around Australia

    Eligibility for nomination in the Supplier Diversity Awards presented at Connect each year

    Access to the Indigenous Business Marketplace, powered by VendorPanel

    Access to exclusive offers from Supply Nation’s corporate membership base

    Access to the Supply Nation Registered Supplier logo for use on marketing materials, websites, email auto-signatures, tender documentation etc.

  • Our events

    Supply Nation runs events all year to provide businesses on Indigenous Business Direct with learning and networking opportunities.

    Connect


    Our flagship event, Connect, which is held over two days each year in Sydney, includes a full day Knowledge Forum and Networking Drinks; Australia’s largest Indigenous Business Tradeshow; and a Gala Awards Dinner where the Supplier Diversity Awards are announced. Registered and Certified Suppliers are entitled to discounted tickets to all Connect events. Find out more at www.supplynationconnect.com.au

  • Our events

    Supply Nation runs events all year to provide businesses on Indigenous Business Direct with learning and networking opportunities.

    Marketing your business


    Throughout the year, Supply Nation and our partners hold trade fairs, networking events and opportunity briefings to which our members and suppliers are invited. We typically include these invitations within our monthly newsletter communications.

Join Supply Nation

As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business – registration with Supply Nation on the largest national directory of Indigenous businesses is a critical step towards connecting with the procurement teams of Australia’s largest organisations.