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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Outback Stores



Outback Stores was established in 2006 to manage remote stores on behalf of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT). The first official Outback Stores' managed store opened at Canteen Creek in NT in 2007.

The company emerged from a need to improve the health of Aboriginal people in remote Australia by addressing nutrition-related health problems, food supply issues and store management issues.

Outback Stores work with Aboriginal communities to provide retail services and management on a fee-for-service basis. Any profits from the store go to the store owners who can choose to invest the money back into the store and the community.

Outback Stores has four key goals:

Outback Stores employs a nutritionist who is responsible for overseeing the nutritional, environmental health and food safety requirements of community stores managed by the company.

Outback Stores is able to provide communities with supermarket managers, training, and a voluntary board.

In 2009 Outback Stores expanded to manage stores in South Australia and Western Australia.

Outback Stores receives funding from the Australian Government.

Abstract adapted from Outback Stores


Outback Stores
67 Pruen Rd
Berrimah NT 0828
GPO Box 1953
Berrimah NT 0828
Ph: (08) 8982 1900
Fax: (08) 8982 1901


Last updated: 5 July 2016
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