Bush Medijina - Social Enterprise Empowering Women

Operating in one of Australia’s most beautiful and remote landscapes, Bush Medijina is an all-female social enterprise aimed at empowering women and the community. Founded by Warningakalina elders of the Groote Eylandt archipelago in Northern Territory, Bush Medijina provides employment and promotes enduring cultural knowledge of the natural landscape.
On the island of Angurugu, native botanicals are harvested using skills passed down through generations. They are then processed using a combination of traditional methods and modern techniques to create their range of natural Indigenous Australian handmade skincare.
Launched in partnership with the Anindilyakwa Services Aboriginal Corporation (ASAC), Bush Medijina works to combat the effects of unemployment, poor health, and life expectancy, low school attendance, high rates of crime, and domestic violence in the archipelago. Proceeds from the sale of the Bush Medijina product range go to fund women’s advocacy opportunities and community wellbeing.
With an all-female board and a workforce that is 100% women and 80% Indigenous women, the aim is to give Warningakalina women a voice, self-governance, and the ability to support their families.

“We want to grow our business from a small seed to a giant tree, so it can stay strong, just like our culture.”- Gayangwa Lalara OAM