FAQs

Indigenous Business Direct is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to buy from an Indigenous business and is mandated by the Federal Government as the first reference point for government buyers when fulfilling their targets under the new Indigenous Procurement Policy. Indigenous Business Direct is equally valuable as a resource for any procurement professional or buyer.

Your business must:
• Be at least 50% owned by Indigenous persons;
• Must be located in Australia;
• Make the majority of its revenue through providing a product or service as opposed to grants and donations.

Sole traders, partnerships, incorporated companies (Pty Ltd or Ltd), not-for-profits, Aboriginal corporations,  social enterprises, franchises

• Click on the ‘Join now’ button on the top right hand of this site
• Complete the online application process (including uploading your documentation)
• Submit the application at the completion of the process

If you have any queries, please contact our office on 1300 055 298

The business will need to have electronic copies of Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander descent documents for all Indigenous owners that make up at least a 50% shareholding in the business.

If the business is successful in its application for registration, the business will be advised by email of its successful registration and its profile will go live on Indigenous Business Direct immediately.

If the business is unsuccessful in its application for registration, the business will be contacted by Supply Nation and advised what is required to complete the registration.

If you know your username but have forgotten your password, enter your username at the login screen and press the forgot my password link.

You will then receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

If you do not know your username, please contact Supply Nation on 1300 055 298.

Certification is the gold standard of verification that many of our members require when looking to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

Certified Suppliers must be at least 51% Indigenous, owned, managed and controlled by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status

For more information about Supply Nation’s certification, click here.

Supply Nation verifies that the businesses on Indigenous Business Direct are truly Indigenous owned. Supply Nation does not assure the quality of the goods and services offered. Anyone purchasing from a business on Indigenous Business Direct must do their own due diligence on the business to decide if they wish to complete a transaction.

Supply Nation works with a number of partner organisations including Indigenous Business Australia and other Commonwealth and state business development agencies to ensure our suppliers are supported and can access services to help them grow their business and meet the standards required by procurement teams.

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