About Indigenous Business Month

Indigenous Business Month (IBM) is a nation-wide event held from 1–31 October each year, showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business leadership across Australia.

This year, the theme is To Gather, Together, with the aim to ignite conversations about First Nations business and encourage and foster relationships and connections.

The Queensland Government recognises the importance of economic prosperity for all Queenslanders and supports IBM as an opportunity to shine a light on First Nations businesses across Queensland.

First Nations businesses are critical to local, regional and state economies. Queensland has a strong and diverse First Nations business sector with thriving businesses in all industries.

IBM highlights the growing number of successful First Nations businesses delivering high-quality, value for money products and services across all sectors in Queensland. Partnering with First Nations businesses unlocks economic opportunities to build stronger, more resilient businesses and communities.

This October we are celebrating the growing ranks of successful First Nations businesses across Queensland. Help us celebrate IBM by hosting or attending an event this October.

Add your IBM event into our business events calendar for extra promotion, register for other IBM events in your local area, or see what's happening in the national IBM events calendar.

Share your business

Do you own or know of a First Nations business doing amazing things? We'd love to hear about it! Share your story on your socials (using #IBM2023, #IndigenousBusinessMonth and #IndigBizMonth) and tag our Business Queensland Facebook or DYJESBT LinkedIn.

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