Nurturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business and Entrepreneurship

Meaning ‘to dance’ in Wadawurrung, Ngarrimili was established to nurture and support business and entrepreneurship opportunities amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. We work with businesses, artists and creatives through tailored, culturally informed support.

We tailor our support to meet the needs of businesses and founders wherever they are in their business journey. We believe founder wellbeing, through a lens of culture and connection, is vital to business success.


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Ngarrimili has been able to support a number of amazing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander businesses, organisations and creatives through our programs and networks. If you are wanting to find Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander owned businesses in different industries, take a look at our Blak Business Directory. And if you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander business and want to be featured, contact us now!
Blak Business Directory

Be Inspired

We are always seeing such deadly things going on in the Ngarrimili community and we wanted to create a safe space for all businesses in our networks to have a chance to catch up, yarn, share/update and ask questions. 

This weeks session will be held Wednesday 27 from 5pm-6pm!! This session will be wellbeing focused, Eluding to the high stresses and things going on in the media today!!

Registrations are essential so follow the link in our bio!
Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? @yilamoncountry have got you covered. 

Follow the link in @yilamoncountry bio to book now!!!!
Are you a women, transgender or non-binary, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander creative in the Australian music industry? 

@kennellandco have exciting news!!!

Artist Assist, is a groundbreaking initiative designed to empower and uplift individuals like you. We’re shining a spotlight on the incredible talent within our vibrant community. Artist Assist is is committed to fostering your economic growth, sustainability and empowerment. We believe in your talent and we’re here to help you thrive.

The 2024 Artist Assist Program welcomes expressions of interests from applicants from across Australia to the Business Development Series. A 3-day residential workshop and mentoring, taking place on the 17th - 19th of January 2024, and held at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre in Naarm. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, including well-being, values, culture in the music business, finance and marketing. This comprehensive series will feature guest speakers from Support Act, TikTok, and Nornie Nero (owner of Mabu Mabu). Along with tailored mentoring sessions led by Kerry Kennell (Kennell&Co), Emily Wurramara (Artist and Artist Assist Brand Ambassador) and Alyse Newman (Publicist and Artist Manager). Interstate and regional participants will be supported to attend. Child care is available for your children. All participants will be granted a $500 bursary to cover attendance expenses.

As part of the program, @kennellandco will also extend an invitation to eight artists to partake in an intensive business development program that runs alongside the general application stream.

Join the Program:
The 2024 Artist Assist Program is your chance to be a part of a powerful movement that’s reshaping the Australian music industry. 

Please click the link in @kennellandco bio for more information and to submit your expression of interest.

#kennellandco #kandco #BlakExcellence #MobinMusic #artistassist #artistassistprogram #indigenousbusinessaustralia #songlinesmusic #natsimo
With Ngarrimili’s Network and impact continuing to grow we thought it would be a great time to re-introduce the family to you all 🖤💛❤️
@happyboxesproject has started such a deadly initiative!!!

2023 Formal Dress Drive is Live!
This year we have more communities to support than ever before, with hundreds of dresses needed!

If you have a dress to send follow these steps.
1. Complete the short form on our website (link in bio), you’ll need to log the dress/dresses you want to send and their sizes;
2. You will be given an address of the community that needs those sizes;
3. Post your dress/es directly to our coordinator who will then pass on to the girls;
4. Know you’ve made someone’s special day all that more special!

You can include formal jewellery, hair accessories and unused and sealed makeup (excluding foundation) if you’d like to also.

Please share far and wide!
📸 @leicolhnmckellar_photography

#dress #dresses #promdress #formaldress #summerdress #eveningdress #australiancharity #happyboxesproject #donationdriveaustralia