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Labour Hire

In July 2019, Kalan Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation applied to the Qld Government for registration as an indigenous labour hire license holder under the provisions of the Office of Industrial Relations, Labour Hire Queensland registration process.

As a result of this application, Kalan enterprise was granted a license (Licence No: LHL-03774-Q4Y9P) for the provision of labour to industry, contractors and businesses. While this license is held by Kalan Enterprises, we called it Kalan Enterprises Labour Hire (KELH).

This outcome has positioned Kalan Enterprises as the first 100 % Indigenous owned Licensed Labour Hire entity servicing the central region of Cape York Peninsula.

Our footprint for the provision of Labour hire has the ability to cover the Cape based communities and projects undertaken in and around the communities of Coen, Lockhart River, Laura, Aurukun, Weipa, and Pormpuraaw.

KELH can also offer a range of services to ensure that new starters are trained to a Cert 3 VET level of competence.

We have a 3rd party relationship with the Myuma Group, an indigenous owned and managed business based in North West Queensland, that specialises in entry level training and upskilling of indigenous workers for the civil and construction and related industries.


Every employment opportunity gained by a local indigenous person plays an important role in contributing to the day to day costs of living. If these opportunities can increase to the point of providing a regular stream of income, this then translates to improved family wellbeing and personal self-esteem.

Through KELH, we aim to build business networks and we strive to attract jobs for local indigenous people and make a positive contribution to the social stability and building healthier communities in our region.

Being an indigenous specific labour hire company, Kalan Enterprises Labour Hire (KELH) provides a unique service to government agencies and private contractors who are seeking to engage local indigenous people in their business or projects in central Cape York.

Labour Hire Can Support Your Organisation

Kalan has the capability of providing local indigenous labour hire on projects between Laura and Weipa.

Kalan offers;

• A stable support network for candidates

• A comprehensive onboarding process including fit for work requirement that equips candidates for placement into industry

• Labour hire candidates that are connected to country in Cape York

• A professional administrative environment that supports workers and clients in meeting their business needs

• A workforce management system that ensures candidates are work ready

Kalan Enterprises Labour Hire Clients

Kalan has placed local indigenous labour into a wide variety of projects to support all manner of industries and projects located in the wider region.


  • Road side slashing
  • Labour for erecting of road boundary Fencing
  • Plant operators for construction of lookout project at Mein Deviation
  • “Spotters” for machinery clearing and vegetation preservation
  • Maintenance workers for PDR general maintenance
  • Heavy Machinery operators (Heavy Loader, excavators, rollers, backhoe)
  • Truck drivers

Department Of Transport And Main Roads

  • Provision of Cultural Heritage monitors
  • Provision of TOs to resource the undertaking of CH surveys surveys/clearances

Bama Services

  • Truck drivers for Coen football field redevelopment
  • Backhoe operator for Coen football field redevelopment
  • Coen football field maintenance- Labour

H&C Construction

  • Housing construction labour
  • Dump truck driver
  • Machinery operator

Cook Shire Council

  • Labour for kerb repairs and children’s school crossing at Coen
  • Road side invasive weed spraying

Queensland Parks And Wildlife Services

  • Invasive weed spraying
  • Ranger services
  • Feral animal removal and monitoring
  • Clear and construct national parks fence line
  • Track maintenance

Contact Kalan Today

Kalan Enterprises Labour Hire is a unique product that can assist your organization in delivering outcomes in Cape York. Get in touch.

Tim Jaffer 0408 150 755 tim.jaffer@kalan.org.au
Dion Creek 0400 390 295 dion.creek@kalan.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.kalan.org.au/

Kalan Enterprises

For more information on Kalan Enterprises, contact our head office in Coen on phone (07) 4060 1038 or email office@kalan.org.au

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