Coolamon CRC

hosted on country, committed to a more inclusive business landscape


About Us

Coolamon – used by First Nations to carry things, such as tools, food and as cradles for babies. 

Using the Coolamon life-cradle metaphor, this Indigenous-led CRC will engage and empower Australian First Nation peoples. It will nurture and develop genuine and long-lasting environmental benefits and deliver tangible inclusive economic growth outcomes. Built on new models of collaboration derived from a developed mutual respect between Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Western Science practitioners, the Coolamon CRC embraces purposeful end-to-end engagement, rejecting ad hoc transactions or tokenistic inclusion.

Partnerships based on biodiversity and First Nation involvement will have cultural, community and commercial benefits across all of Australia, particularly regional Australia, as well as internationally.

The Coolamon CRC is more than a garden-to-table experience. It is a vision for a First Nation led and operated incubator - a research-based business concept to transcend Australia’s First Nations into global leaders in community, research, industry and government approaches to land care, sustainability, custodianship and harvesting.



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Charles Darwin University

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Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

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Murdoch University

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Pilbara Development Commission

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Contact Us

08 9360 6000

The Coolamon CRC Bid acknowledges the land on which Murdoch University sits is the traditional country of the Wadjuk Nungah people, and is a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange among Australia’s First Nations peoples.