Stories from Outback Stores

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...

New Bagala Store all Indigenous operation

It’s run by eight Indigenous staff — the only store in the NT where the entire team is Indigenous. “The community is very proud that their business is 100 percent owned and operated by local...

Meet the HR Admin: Marlene Plumber

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 Supervisor: Troy Turner

Troy Turner is from the Alice Springs area in Central Australia and grew up in Maningrida, Arnhem Land, 500km east of Darwin. Troy attended St. Johns College in Darwin, before returning to Central...

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...

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...