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Direct Investments

IBA invests alongside Indigenous organisations in operating businesses in a range of sectors, including tourism and hospitality, retail, industrial (manufacturing, mining services and primary industries) and renewables. These investments generate financial returns, as well as employment, training and supply chain benefits for Indigenous Australians.

Investments in regional and remote areas make up more than 70 per cent of IBA’s share of the direct investments portfolio.

IBA’s share of the direct investment portfolio, by region

At 30 June 2016, the total value of the direct investments portfolio was $122.4 million. The total value owned by the thirteen Indigenous co-investors/ beneficiaries invested in the direct investments portfolio was $28.0 million.

Tourism and Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality

Asset accumulation, capability transfer and positive cultural outcomes.



Providing food security and supporting Indigenous employment in Australia’s service economy.

Renewables and Industrial

Commercial Property

Creating wealth generation, employment, training opportunities and renewable energy technology in regional and remote areas.