Larrakia Nation is the representative body of Darwin’s Traditional Owners, and is also the Darwin region’s leading Aboriginal service delivery agency, business development organisation as well as being the largest local Aboriginal employer. Chances are we can assist you or work with you, whether it’s a business opportunity, program delivery or community engagement.
We make it easy book a welcome to country, arrange a smoking or cross cultural training through us or deal with a cultural heritage management issue. If you are interested in consulting with the Larrakia community in the right way or having a positive impact on the community, please have a look at our protocol page, which includes advice about the best way to contact our board.
We aim to work constructively with businesses and other organisations interested in developing positive relationships based upon mutual respect, trust and common interest. We have many successful partnerships, commercial relationships and funding arrangements with business, government and NGOs. We are always interested in creating new business development opportunities for the community. If you want to develop a partnership or relationship please get in touch with us.
Program Design and Delivery
Our programs have won multiple awards and, as an Aboriginal organisation, the community has a high level of trust in us which allows us to create greater impact. We have a broad range of program delivery experience to Aboriginal people across community services, land and sea management, health and wellbeing and cultural activities.
The quality of our service design and delivery is driven by:
- Our high proportion of mainly local Aboriginal staff
- Aboriginal community oversight of program delivery, including an all-Aboriginal board
- Suite of culturally appropriate policies and procedures including WHS, complaints management, performance management
- Professional staff working in HR, finance and asset management
- Investment in communications
- Public financial disclosure
- In-house research and evaluation capacity.
If you are interested in developing or delivering a program with us, please let us know to start the conversation.
We are the only local Aboriginal cultural centre, not just for Larrakia, and are the de-facto hub for Aboriginal culture in Darwin. We find out what your needs are and match them valuable people and groups sourced from the Aboriginal community.
We supply a wide variety of cultural content on a commercial basis through our list of events services and talent directory. Our public art stands out on buildings and infrastructure around town. Please contact our Cultural Knowledge Unit to discuss how we can help you.
Environmental Monitoring and Management
We offer a wide variety of environmental monitoring and management services on land and sea through our Larrakia Rangers. This includes grounds maintenance, weed removal, revegetation, erosion control, wildlife surveys, water quality monitoring, and park infrastructure construction and maintenance.
Much of the work is to oil and gas industry standards and as a consequence we have to meet their rigorous requirements in terms of health and safety management and monitoring, health checks for staff on these projects, and commitment to showing up every time on time. Read more about our environmental monitoring and management here or contact us directly.
Community Research and Engagement
Larrakia Nation’s long-running, high profile Research program has experience in community research across the Top End. Larrakia Nation Research utilises a best practice, culturally appropriate methodology, drawing on the organisation’s strong relationship with the Aboriginal community locally in Darwin and more broadly in the region. We deliver high quality, original research and community engagement both independently and in partnership with others.