Black Coffee – Midland Perth

Black Coffee – Monthly networking with Indigenous business owners and Indigenous professionals. Join us for the whole morning, or just pop in and say hello.


Date: 30 October 2019

Time: 10:30-12:00

Location: The Robot Bun Factory
6/306 Great Eastern Highway (Opposite from Dan Murphy’s), Midland, Western Australia 6056

Cost: Free


Event Contact: Trudy Snow,

Black Coffee – Gold Coast Special Event

Black Coffee – Monthly networking with Indigenous business owners and Indigenous professionals. Join us for the whole evening, or just pop in and say hello. This is for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander businesses and their supporters to come together, celebrate, share and mingle. Refreshments are being provided.

We have three great guest speakers who will share with us about their business journeys:

  • Garry Green, Founder and COO of Green Agri Solutions and InDigital Media Group.
  • Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, Founder of Cockatoo Collins Art and Made on Minjerribah.
  • Steve Noy, Founder and CEO of Biodiversity Australia and Noy Industries.


Date: 25/10/2019

Time: 4.30 pm – 7 pm.

Location: GCHQ at Newheath Drive Arundel.



Event Contact: Emma Kerslake,, Yolla Consulting

Workshops – Derby

Specialised workshops including ‘How to set up your own business as an artist” and “Soap Making Workshop and how to market your product” Workshops


Date: 31/10/2019

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Location: Magnolia Paints Artspace – Clarendon St, Derby WA 6728

Cost: Free



Event Contact: Diana Larkin,, Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation

Morning Tea Networking – Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with South East Queensland Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (SEQICC) Sunshine Coast Chapter, invites business and community to attend a Black Coffee event celebrating Indigenous Business Month.

Sunshine Coast Council will be presenting on its Business Support Program and the Indigenous Tourism Development Program.

Simon Thornalley, owner of Saltwater Eco Tours, will be sharing his business story and recent trip to Vancouver, Canada where he attended the World Indigenous Business Forum 2019. The World Indigenous Business Forum is a platform that engages Indigenous people in global economic discussions.

“Indigenous entrepreneurs, both individually and collectively, are providing everyday acts of leadership, from working with clients, communities and consumers, to creating new market opportunities and income streams. This October we celebrate all forms of leadership across the diverse Indigenous business sector in Australia, specifically, we will be promoting Indigenous entrepreneurs that engage with community; Indigenous entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in their industry; and Indigenous entrepreneurs who are also role models and ambassadors for their communities.” Dr Michelle Evans, Program Director, Murra Indigenous Business Masterclass Program.


Date: 31/10/2019

Time: 8.00 am – 10.00 am

Location: Deadly Espresso, 1/79 Memorial Dr, Eumundi Q 4562

Cost: FREE

Booking: RSVP by 30 October 2019 – 


Event Contact: Sunshine Coast Council First Nations Team at

Panel Discussion: At the Heart of Indigenous Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises are businesses that operate for both profit and purpose, using the power of the marketplace to advance a cause or a community. Indigenous social enterprises like any social enterprise – aim to deliver broad social impact to community beyond an individual or family. Speakers at the panel will explore how social enterprises work in the Indigenous Business Landscape.

NCIE – a not-for-profit social enterprise is proud to host this event during Indigenous Business Month. Speakers include: Gordon Cole: Chair, Noongar Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Marie Barbaric: CEO Koori Kulcha Experience. Alison Page: Chair, National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.


Date: 31/10/2019

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Location: 180 George St, Redfern NSW 2016

Cost: Free



Event Contact: Liz Willis National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

Networking Breakfast – Brisbane

Coffee breakfast catch up with local businesses and corporate Networking


Date: 30/10/2019

Time: 7.30 am – 9.30 am

Location: Building 8 / 107 Miles Platting Road, Eight Miles Plains Free



Event Contact: Adam Williams or Marcia Edwards,, Indigenous Business Precinct

Panel discussion and Business Expo

Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Vic Ltd is hosting a thought-provoking panel discussion, followed by an expo of some of Victoria’s finest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. Victorian Councils currently have an approximate spend of 3 billion, on procuring goods and services. This represents a significant amount of purchasing power and opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. In the pursuit of Closing the Gap, Self-determination and addressing other social issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; What opportunities, impact and influence can procurement spending create? How can this contribute to social change?


Date: 30/10/2019

Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: st kilda town hall – 99A carlisle street, st kilda, victoria 3182

Cost: Free



Event Contact: Lee-ann Emzin,, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Vic Ltd

Supporting children in business workshop – Thornbury

Boorai’s in BiZZneZZ is a gathering and workshop that focuses and supports children in business. As business owners and active participants in family owned businesses, Children provide a unique insight and viewpoint of what business should look like and what is possible as a means of income and career. Our children are our future and we must nurture their passions and support their own career aspirations, so why not let them take the wheel and jump on board the evolution of Koori business as the sector grows.

Our event will showcase the talents and business that are incubated within Thornbury Primary School who is a leader in student education and incorporates forward thinking when teaching curriculum that harnesses Koori knowledge and I.P. They have a long standing commitment and voice within the local Melbourne community and currently support and teach students who own or operate their own Koori businesses as KOORIpreneurs.

During Indigenous Month we have teamed together to drive the ideas of Koori business, whilst also sharing through the school community the journey each business has undertaken and what is needed to be successful. The plan is to plant the seed of Entrepreneurism in the minds and hearts at an early stage to breed talent, expose them to workplace experience and build confidence. We also want to drive this through the school to build on this event year on year so that the curriculum can incorporate business ventures and build projects so that it can be showcased each October on a national calendar.

Ernst & Young have also partnered to support the resourcing and drive the content and support for school and teachers for students.


Date: 30/10/2019

Time: 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 16-22 Hutton Street, Thornbury 3071

Cost free. All students in grade 5 and 6 who particiapte with their parents receive free gifts from the local businesses thank to Ernst & Young



Event Contact: Charles Williams,, Narrun-Milloo Consulting (NMC), BIG NUZZ clothing, Ernst & Young, Thornbury Primary School

Networking – Brisbane

Meet and Yarn over a free coffee at the Indigenous Business Precinct.


Date: 30/10/2019

Time: 8am – 10am

Location: Indigenous Business Precinct Building 8 / 107 Miles Platting Road, Eight Miles Plains Brisbane 4113

Cost: Free



Event Contact: Adam Williams Indigenous Business Precinct

Wellness of Self in Business – Logan

This special event “Wellness of Self in Business” is following Logan’s Black Coffee Networking event. We will be celebrating the creative arts industry and learn more about self care whilst running our businesses.


Date: 31st October 2019

Time: 9.00 am – 11.00 am

Location: Destination Cafe – 3/10 Old Chatswood Rd, Springwood


Cost: Free, RSVP essential.


Event Contact: Kathryn Potter,, Physiotherapy Innovations (Therabubble)

All events are correct at the time of publication.