Stories from Outback Stores

Resolution of dispute between Outback Stores (OBS) and Wirrimanu Community Store Aboriginal corporation (WCSAC)

Outback Stores relationship with Wirrimanu Community Store goes back to 2007 when we were initially asked to assist with the store management. It was a difficult period with the Wirrimanu Aboriginal Corporation in administration, and...

Indigenous Trainer a first for Outback Stores

Remote retailer Outback Stores continues to improve Indigenous training and employment with Alma Ngalmi recently becoming its first qualified Indigenous retail trainer. Alma turned the challenge of not...

Fridges a cool idea in Papunya

The Papunya Store is giving back to the community just in time for the scorching desert summer. The store directors have decided to purchase and deliver 70 new refrigerators, one for each house in the...

Cheaper prices for Papunya Store

Papunya Community Store directors have enlisted the help of remote retail specialists Outback Stores to help improve food affordability and availability. A basket of 10 everyday staple products...

Outback Stores help grow jobs and health in Ngukurr

The tantalising smell of hot roast chickens just out of the oven and freshly baked bread now waft through the Ngukurr General Store in south east Arnhem Land. Inside the store it is like any modern...

Future Healthy for Imanpa Store

Located 200km south west of Alice Springs and 160km east of Uluru the Imanpa community is no exception. With the support of remote retail specialist Outback Stores the community have been trialling a...

Improving food affordability in remote communities

Over the past twelve months we have been working on consolidating our supplier base to improve food affordability. In August this year, through working closely with some our key partners we were able...

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 Manager: Amelita John

Amelita John is from the Bulman community located 310km north-west of Katherine and grew up between both Bulman and Beswick communities. Ms John was employed by the Beswick store in early 2015 as a...

Managing the 2016-17 Wet Season

Twelve community stores were adversely affected by flooding and road closures in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The Nitjpurru Community Store in Pigeon Hole, 420km south-west of...

Ara Wankatjara Nyinanyi (Good Health Story)

This unique and heartfelt documentary gives a moving insight into how the people of Tjuntjuntjara took control of their future and made positive health changes within their remote community. From...

Sugar Reduction at Wirrimanu

Outback Stores has been working with the Wirrimanu Aboriginal Corporation on a range of strategies over the last 12 months to reduce sugary drinks. Outback Stores policies around drinks include:...

Wirrimanu Supermarket Re-Opens

The $4 million development will make a significant improvement to the lives of up to 1000 people in and around the East Kimberley Aboriginal community for many years to come. The new Supermarket is...

A New Look: Ngukurr General Store

Seven different clans and language groups are represented in the town, with Kriol being the most common collective language spoken. The area where the community was established was known to local...

A Healthy Future for Nguru-Walalja Store

This proud community of Warlpiri and Anmatyerr Aboriginal people ranks as one of the largest remote communities in Central Australia with a population close to 800 people. Aboriginal people here are...