Jawun forms partnerships to benefit corporate, government and Indigenous Australia. Together they improve the lives of Indigenous people around Australia by supporting Indigenous communities on the ground. > Explore


Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships (IEP) was renamed 'Jawun' on its 10th Anniversary in August 2010. Jawun means 'friend' or 'family', an honour given to us by the Kuku Yalanji from Mossman Gorge in Cape York. > More


Visionary, statesman and leader - Noel Pearson is the Patron of Jawun. Many of the organisation's principles and philosophies are based directly on his thinking. > More

Jawun story

The Jawun story has always inspired people. Starting over ten years ago, it already includes six regions, over 1000 secondees sent and Australia's biggest companies. > More


Jawun is all about people helping each other. Corporate, government and Indigenous leaders come together to share their skills and knowledge to create real change. > Explore

“Over 60 Indigenous organisations supported.”

At the centre of Jawun is the belief that it is a basic human right for people to build financial security and to be in charge of their own destiny. > More

What we do

Jawun finds skilled people in corporate and government Australia and connects them with Indigenous communities to share knowledge and expertise. > More


Jawun benefits Corporate as much as Indigenous Partners. Its wider benefit is greater understanding between all Australians. > More


Today, Jawun works with Indigenous leaders and their organisations in multiple regions across Australia. > Explore

Jawun community

Jawun succeeds because of the passion, commitment and strength of our people – from our Board and CEO, to our corporate and Indigenous partners. > Explore

Board & CEO

Just like the organisation itself, the Jawun Board is active and hands on. They don't just talk - they do. > More


Jawun’s Partners include Australia’s biggest companies and organisations, working with a massive range of Indigenous Partners. > More

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