Services We Offer

ALPA provides quality retail services to remote communities and have done so for over 40 years. Out of this, ALPA has broadly expanded to providing retail consulting and health and nutrition services for community stores across the NT, and has also acquired a chain of stores in Torres Straight Island and Cape York. ALPA is committed to giving back to communities through an established benevolent program, and also operates  Community Development Program services and various local business enterprises.


Retail Services

With over 40 years retailing experience, ALPA is at the head of the pack as a retailer on remote communities.

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Community Businesses

ALPA sees the development of businesses on indigenous communities as a priority, in order to build for the future on the communities where we operate. We are challenging ourselves to move into new areas and industries  in our endeavour to create pathways for more real jobs for our Yolŋu members. Providing training for skills development […]

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Job Development

The ALPA Community Development Program (CDP) works at Galiwin’ku, Yurrwi and Ramingining communities in training and job placement programs through funding allocated by the Australian Government department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Our CDP services have been hugely successful, acknowledged as the best in Australia by the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, achieving […]

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Benevolent Activities

Benevolent programs For the communities in which it operates, ALPA has given back to the community since its inception. Being owned by the members of the Galiwin’ku, Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi, Minjilang and Ramingining communities we contribute significantly back into these communities for the benefite of our members living there. How we distribute our benevolent funds is […]

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ALPA runs accomodation services at Yurrwi and Ramingining communities in north-east Arnhem land, through business partnering with local indigenous families. These services are vital for these communities, not only allowing service providers to stay for extended periods, but also fostering local employment and benefit local families partnering with ALPA. The Rulku Lodge at Yurrwi features […]

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Bukmak offers building and construction services to remote indigenous communities with our team and our team made up of people from local indigenous communities. Bukmak offer quality building services and we are supported by our joinery, concrete services, and metal fabrication workshops. Our aim is to help create employment and a more sustainable future for […]

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Retail Training

The ALPA Board has always believed in the importance of education and training using a community development focus. Training has been a cornerstone of ALPA since the very early days, our goal to share the work and skills with Yolŋu staff to develop them into supervisor and management roles. ALPA is a Registered Training Organisation, […]

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Health & Nutrition

Health & Nutrition ALPA has long recognised the importance of promoting fruit and vegetable consumption in our communities. Guided by our Health & Nutrition Policy we have worked for many years to tackle chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and some cancers. ALPA has been independently subsidising (no government funding) […]

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Labour Hire

ALPA operates a number of businesses that offer different labour hire services in a wide variety of areas.

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Venue Hire

ALPA have a number of venues available for hire for your next meeting, conference, presentation or community meeting. We have a multi-purpose venue at our Darwin office, and meeting rooms available at Milingimbi and Ramingining communities at our CDP Services sites.

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School Attendance

The Remote School Attendance Strategy is about school attendance officers working with schools, families, parents, and community organisations to ensure all children go to school every day.

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Our Businesses


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