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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.

At 30 June 2018, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander partners and beneficiaries held equity worth $184.1 million in aggregate in IBA’s investment portfolio. Their proportion of total equity increased to 38.6% at 30 June 2018 from 30.2% at 30 June 2017.

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.