Aboriginal Economic Development

Please note: This content may be out of date and is currently under review.


Read about recent Aboriginal Economic Development news and achievements here.

Four WA Producers at the Indigenous Cattlemens Workshop in South Australia standing on a property

News and achievements


Working on Country - State Barrier Fence Contractors Video (Extended version here)

Inspiring young Aboriginal careers in the cattle industry

Governments partnering to deliver additional upgrades to Dampier Peninsula roads

Guide for Aboriginal landholders eying carbon farming opportunities on pastoral land

Ancient stargazing meets modern astronomy to share Aboriginal stories of night sky

Building capacity and innovation on Aboriginal pastoral leases in the southern rangelands

Camp trains new generation of Aboriginal shearers

Shearing school caters to increased demand for shearers and provides new hope for students' futures

Next phase for trailblazing WA shearing program

Mid West wool camp is such a shear thing

Shearing legend proud of training camp

First Aboriginal trainees graduate from Mid-West shearing camp


McGowan Government to further strengthen Aboriginal businesses

Pastoralists attend the second Aboriginal Pastoral Forum and Indigenous Grazing for Profit Course in Port Hedland

Client Success Story - Yallalie Downs

Client Success Story - Louisa Downs Pastoral Station

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples - Aboriginal Economic Development Program Spotlight


Training by Aboriginal women in beef industry to improve businesses competitiveness

Award winner to empower local communities

Pastoral sublease agreement leads to jobs and investment

Jaru woman from Halls Creek performs at national Rural Women’s Award


Aboriginal Economic Development blog posts on the Central Station Blog

Stakeholder’s highlight the need for support for Aboriginal pastoralists in WA - Central Station Blog Post

Native Aboriginal Foods in the South West - Central Station Blog Post

Beef backgrounding with the Barron’s - Central Station Blog Post

Mid-West Supply Chain Tour a Great Success - Central Station Blog Post

Training and Success on Glen Hill Station - Central Station Blog Post

Training and Employment with Darrylin Gordon on Lamboo Station - Central Station Blog Post


Aboriginal producer group first in Australia

Hands-on course lifts sheep management skills in the south


New lease deal to benefit Indigenous cattle owners


Indigenous Landholder Service newsletters

The Indigenous Landholder Service (ILS) project was completed in 2016 and replaced by the Aboriginal Economic Development (AED) program within the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). 

The ILS newsletter provided information for targeted landholders and stakeholders to improve service to clients, and assist communities to get to know one another, and share their stories and experiences. 

The Indigenous Landholder Service Newsletters can be found here.

Contact information

Mark Chmielewski
+61 (0)8 9368 3974
Page last updated: Monday, 12 September 2022 - 2:11pm


Daisy Goodwin