Franchise ownership for Indigenous Australians

Queenslanders of Indigenous background interested in owning and operating their own small business are being encouraged to participate in this new Queensland Government-backed franchise pilot initiative.

The landmark project seeks to create a pathway for suitably qualified Indigenous persons to transition to small business ownership via the franchising sector.

Successful applicants will be matched with a franchise system that aligns with their interests and location. No funding is being provided for the franchise investment but participants will receive extensive guidance and mentoring on their journey to becoming a franchisee.

The ‘Franchise Model Evaluation and Pilot Program for Advancing Indigenous Business Initiative’ project is being undertaken by The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) Business School in conjunction with FranchiseED.

Whether you are a franchisor or have an indigenous background, and would like to get involved in the program please fill out the form below which describes you and an information pack will be automatically emailed to you.


Franchisors: If you are interested in being involved in this project and have a strong franchise system with franchises on offer in Queensland,  please fill out the following form, and you will be sent an information pack. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island background living in Queensland: If you are interested in learning more about the ‘Franchise Model Evaluation and Pilot Program for Advancing Indigenous Business Initiative’ project and what it can mean for you, please fill out the following form and you will be sent an information pack.