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Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative (ABAI)

Business Connect

Advisors are accredited professionals with first-hand experience of running their own small business. Multicultural advisors are also available to provide business support in other languages.

Aboriginal Business

Advisory Initiative (ABAI) advisors provide local and culturally appropriate business coaching and advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and business owners.

Find an ABAI advisor

Click here then choose a local advisor by selecting your LGA, selecting a specialist or browsing by industry.

Got a new business idea?

First step, please search for a ‘How to start a business’ event or access a pre-recorded ‘How to start a business’ webinar in our online toolkit. Attending this event will consolidate your
thinking about starting a business in NSW and you’ll then be eligible to book an advisory session to test your business idea.

  • Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative Brochure

Downloadable File

  • ABAI Referral form

Downloadable File

Our Team

Craig Layer

Regional Program Manager
Central Coast, Hunter and Mid North Coast Regions

John Bailey

Aboriginal Business Advisor
Northern Rivers, Far North Coast NSW

Amanda Streeting

Aboriginal Business Advisor
Western NSW, Orana and New England Regions