The Outback Stores structured approach to providing enduring value and improving the local economy of remote communities.

A shared vision and values

Outback Stores is a wholly owned Commonwealth company and is currently under the Prime Minister and Cabinet Portfolio.

The company emerged in 2006 from a need to improve the health of Indigenous people in remote Australia by addressing nutrition-related health problems, unreliable food supplies, stores closing because of poor management and build-up of debt.

Outback Stores provides a fee for service management contract that includes:

  • Supporting remote communities who require food security
  • Underpinning financially unviable stores to remain open
  • Delivering positive social outcomes whilst maintaining strong commercial principles
  • Presentation of financial reporting regularly to communities
  • Returning any profits to the community
  • Access to funding from the Australian Government