Country, Community and Culture

Lay at the heart of our work

Working together to share our country

Since the Jawoyn Association’s beginning more than 30 years ago, we have invited others to “share our country”.It is a philosophy taught to us from our elders. ​

Jawoyn is recognised among Aboriginal peoples over a large area of the Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’. It is an all-encompassing expression used in reference to language, culture, people and territory.

With 17 clans making up the group, The Jawoyn Association forms a positive role model for similar organisations to follow. Their business enterprise, human services, and forward planning combined with a vision for economic independence, provides employment and training for Jawoyn people, while maintaining a strong affinity to traditional heritage and cultural ideals.

Nitmiluk National Park is owned by the Jawoyn people and managed under a 99 year lease by the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, in association with Jawoyn people, culture and traditions.

From where we started, to today

Jawoyn Contracting is a proud 100% Indigenous owned company and was established in 2018 to provide construction, demolition and minor building works and services throughout

Jawoyn Country.

We had been building and managing infrastructure projects with the Jawoyn rangers and saw an important opportunity in being able to grow

a new dedicated workforce who could apply for public and private projects open for tender across the region particularly those on Jawoyn lands.

As advocates for Aboriginal people working to build our country, we believe it is imperative to invest in Indigenous employment and training as well as provide opportunities to those living on Jawoyn lands. So Jawoyn Contracting was born. We have invested significant resources into being quality contractors in the market. We are here to be a major player in projects on our lands and we are available for business for work across the Big Rivers region, the Top End and beyond.

Our Story

Jawoyn traditional land stretches across 55,000 square kilometres of the Northern Territory. It extends north-west from the town of Katherine to Pine Creek, makes a north-east arc crossing the southern part of Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land to Bulman, then returns south-west to the township of Mataranka and to Katherine.

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