A strong focus of Outback Stores is to provide employment, training and skills development for Indigenous employees.

Providing opportunities and vocational training.

Outback Stores is committed to delivering a workforce which advocates a cross-cultural environment.

Our aim is to increase our Indigenous employee headcount through actively supporting Indigenous employment and career development within our Outback Stores business and the remote retail outlets we manage

Outback Stores is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code 70040) offering nationally recognised qualifications in retail services. We offer Certificate I, II, III and IV in Retail to all eligible store staff and store managers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobs in communities.

Statistics from 2018 Annual Report


Of all team members employed in stores are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.

Statistics from 2018 Annual Report


of permanent Indigenous staff are enrolled in accredited training.

Statistics from 2018 Annual Report

Staff & Team Stories

Santa Teresa leads the way in training

The Store has been leading the way with outstanding results in nationally recognised training of Aboriginal Apprentices and Trainees. The business is a 100% Indigenous owned business with over 80% of...

Meet the HR Admin: Marlene Plummer

Marlene now lives in Darwin with her 2 young boys, most of her family still live in Tennant Creek, Elliott and Katherine. Ms Plummer previously worked for Catholic Care and completed the Karen Sheldon...

Meet the Office Assistant: Alma Ngalmi

Ms Ngalmi moved to Barunga in late 2007 and commenced work at the community store when Outback Stores started first working with the community. Over the next 5 years Alma worked in various roles at...

Meet the Nutritionist: Brianna Sanderson

Brianna Sanderson is from Alice Springs and has a Central Arrernte background. Brianna completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in 2015, then going on to work for the...