QRC Indigenous Awards

An annual awards event to celebrate Indigenous participation in the sector

2018 QRC Indigenous Awards


The QRC Indigenous Awards promote and celebrate leading practice Indigenous participation achievements in the resources sector while advocating the industry as a career option for Indigenous people.

The awards are presented during Reconciliation Week and provide the opportunity to showcase Indigenous role models and ambassadors for the Queensland resources sector.

The 2018 Indigenous Awards were held on 28 May 2018. 

  • Click here to download brochure outlining nomination process, categories and other details
  • Click here to enter a submission in the 2018 awards
  • Click here to view the 2018 conditions of entry
  • Click here to register for the event


Previous winners


Exceptional Indigenous Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) Student  |  joint winners Kaitlyn Tobane, Blackwater State High School and Wonie Yusia, Wavell State High School

Best Company Indigenous Procurement Initiative  |  Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council and BHP

Best Company Indigenous Employment and Training Initiative  |  Rio Tinto Weipa

Exceptional Indigenous Business  |  Jetzak Media

Exceptional Indigenous Person  |  Theresa Saylor, BHP

Indigenous Advocacy Award  |  joint winners, Davina Shearer, Incitec Pivot and William Blackley, Glencore



Best Company Indigenous Procurement Initiative  |   QGC

Best Company Indigenous Employment and Training Initiative  |  Glencore

Exceptional Indigenous Business  |  RBY Projects

Exceptional Indigenous Person  |  Tom Draper, Arrow Energy

Indigenous Advocacy Award  |   joint winners Noel Gertz, Myuma Group and Penny Hamilton, Thiess



Exceptional Indigenous Person  |   Lisa Peckham, Glencore

Exceptional Indigenous Business  |  Myuma Pty Ltd

Indigenous Advocacy Champion  |  joint winners – Paul Travers, BHP Coal and Matthew Ralph, Origin

Best Company Indigenous Initiative  |   BMA Indigenous Recruitment Strategy



Indigenous Champion Award  |  Colin Saltmere, Myuma Group

Indigenous Overall Award  |  Raymond Ahmat, Rio Tinto Alcan

Best Company Indigenous Initiative Award  |  QGC