The Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network (NTIBN) is the peak body representing Indigenous businesses in the Territory.
We support current and emerging Indigenous businesses by offering organisational development, industry-based development, business support, promotional and collaboration opportunities.
A vibrant, innovative and active Aboriginal business sector in the Northern Territory
To increase the economic participation and social prosperity of Indigenous Australians by encouraging, supporting, empowering and building the capacity of Indigenous businesses.
We are unapologetically prioritising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and country in all that we do.
We prioritise and preference Indigenous values, culture, self-determination, empowerment, equity and economic development, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for employment and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises and organisations for our supply chain.
Meet The Team
Welcome to NTIBN! Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience. We’re here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you find the perfect way to fulfill your business needs.
Meet The Team
Welcome to NTIBN! Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience.
We're here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you find the perfect way to fulfil your business needs.
The Board of NTIBN
The Board of NTIBN
Frequently Asked Questions
Is 51% or more Aboriginal owned;
That is operating as a business, including companies, incorporated associations, sole traders, partnerships, trusts and social enterprises or registered charities if they are operating as a business;
Can demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people are involved in the daily operation of the Enterprise and have effective control at least equal to the degree of ownership; and;
Is registered with a Certifying authority.
A Certifying Authority is an Aboriginal Organisation which provides services to confirm the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ownership and control of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enterprises.
- Proof of Aboriginality for business owner/majority business owner
- Certified Company Registration
- Company Extract
- Certificate of Incorporation (if relevant)
- Business Name Registration Certificate
- Evidence of majority ownership
- Company Organisation Chart
- You must provide Evidence of supply chain commitment or and Aboriginal procurement policy
- Plus two or more of the following initiatives:
- Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
- Aboriginal Engagement Strategy/Charter/Commitment
- Aboriginal employment Policy/Target/Commitment
- An Aboriginal person on the Board of Directors
- An Aboriginal person in a senior leadership position
- Ongoing and regular Aboriginal Cultural Safety Training in place
- A partnership with an Aboriginal business/organisation
- An Aboriginal employment rate above 15%
Supply Nation Certification is recognised by governments, however, Certification through NTIBN provides for a more rigorous and local NT Certification.
NB: Supply Nation Certification is mutually recognised by NTIBN, when the Aboriginal majority owner provides an authentic Certificate of Aboriginality.
Proof of Aboriginality certified by an appropriate and recognised Aboriginal Organisation is required. Refer NTIBN’s Individual Aboriginal Identity Certification and Register process (currently under development).
- Validation of Aboriginality certificate with the certifying body.
- Viewing of shareholding documents.
- ASIC/ORIC checks.
- Referee check with clients.