Our background

Bamara is about people – acknowledging their unique circumstances, understanding their goals – and achieving a positive impact through our support and services. At the heart of our organisation are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Bamara is an Indigenous-owned business created to deliver social impact programs to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, focusing on providing culturally competent services that positively impact the lives of participants.

Our passion and commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic independence for Indigenous communities and individuals stem from our Indigenous majority shareholder, David Liddiard OAM.

Bamara is a Joint Venture between the David Liddiard Group and Asuria.

The JV partners bring together the vast experience of Asuria in the employment services field and the diverse and extensive authentic relationships and wealth of education and transition to employment experiences that David Liddiard and his team have developed over many years with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

Bamara delivers services in communities across New South Wales, the Northern Territory, and Queensland. Our focus is on building individual and community capacity and prosperity through the design and delivery of projects, programs and initiatives underpinned by Australian government (state and federal) funding.

Connecting with local Elders and leaders is crucial to us as we focus on appropriately tailoring services to support the strengths, challenges, experiences, cultures, and lifestyles of the local communities in which we operate and to ensure that their voices guide our service delivery.

Education, employment, and training have always been fundamental to Bamara’s commitment to helping local communities prosper. We’re able to grow our programs and services in the jobs and employment sector to help further people achieve economic independence.

Our mission

Bamara’s mission is to foster and promote business and economic development for people and communities by delivering supportive, professional, and culturally competent services.

Bamara is committed to:

  • A vision for individual economic independence for individuals, achieved through education and employment and positive life choices.
  • Empowering communities through capacity and capability development to create sustainable futures built on local strengths and opportunities.
  • Providing practical support for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business owners to increase their business capability and grow their businesses.

Our values

People + Community
We respect people’s differences and value a diverse society. We believe diversity enriches and brings a broad and varied perspective necessary to underpin strong and healthy communities. 

Opportunity + Excellence
We’re focused on solutions, strengths, and creating opportunities for our clients and partners. Our benchmark is excellence and we look for the same alignment in our partners.

Trust + Respect
Bamara works to build long-lasting relationships with our clients and partners based on trust and respect. We seek to secure contracts where activity is mutually beneficial for all parties. 

Bamara looks to the long-term. We act with a sense of responsibility and commitment to the people and communities we serve, designing and delivering services that will make a discernable difference and produce sustainable outcomes with continued future growth.

Our impact

We bring years of experience and authentic engagement in regional, remote, and urban locations to our services.

Over the past three years, we’ve partnered with over 4,800 people to support them as they achieve their goals.

Contact us to learn more about how we’ve supported local communities to make long-lasting and positive changes and how you can be involved.

About our Owner

For three decades David Liddiard OAM has been committed to closing the education, health and employment gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Bamara brings together his vast experience, community relationships and corporate networks to achieve great outcomes.

“My goal has always been to work to ‘close the gap’ in Indigenous disadvantage and to increase the economic independence of communities and individuals in remote, regional and urban areas.

Bamara makes a difference through its committed and culturally aware staff, its professional approach and its robust management systems.

We invite you to join us either as partners or participants.”

David Liddiard OAM
Aboriginal Business Owner, Bamara