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Welcome to Mallee Karlip

Our Founding Story
Empowering Futures, Honouring Tradition


Established in 2021, Mallee Karlip Group proudly stands as a nationally certified Aboriginal-owned and operated business. 

Led by Noongar Man Jay Collard and business partner Matthew Guy, our mission is to create a positive impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through meaningful initiatives in employment, mentoring, and training.

The roots of Mallee Karlip run deep, as Jay Collard's family has ties to the Mallee region (Kondinin). His grandfather, Don Collard, initiated the Kondinin Mallee Aboriginal Corporation in 1998, laying the foundation for our commitment to tradition and community. In honoring this legacy, we carry the name 'Mallee' with pride and dedication

The Essence of Mallee Karlip



Reflecting the region of Jay's family heritage, the term 'Mallee' embodies the rich history of his grandfather's initiatives. We carry this tradition forward, symbolising our deep connection to the land and its people.


In Noongar, 'Karlip' translates to 'countryman,' 'close friend,' or 'mate.' This word encapsulates the profound bond between Jay and Matthew, forged over 15 years of friendship since their school days. It defines the heart of Mallee Karlip Group, creating a distinctive and approachable business culture.

Our Commitment to You


At Mallee Karlip Group, we pride ourselves on being more than a business. We are a community-driven force with a commitment to authenticity, inclusivity, and positive change. Through employment, mentoring, and training, we aim to empower individuals, uplift communities, and contribute to the well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Join Us on the Journey

As we embark on this journey, we invite you to experience the difference that Mallee Karlip brings to the table. We are down-to-earth, welcoming, and driven by a shared vision for a brighter, more inclusive future. Together, let's build a legacy that honors tradition while embracing progress. Welcome to Mallee Karlip Group.


Supply Nation is the Australian leader in supplier diversity, ensuring that certified businesses are indigenous owned, regularly audited and contributing to the shared vision of a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector. This aligns perfectly with our company goals and we proudly hold certification through this organisation.

Proudly Supply Nation Certified

Our Values

Our mission

Is to surpass mere inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our workforce it's about building a unique reputation of breaking barriers and intergenerational trends one step at a time side by side, through higher level engagement, mentoring and employment to support sustainable growth in our community.

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Our Vision

Strive to cultivate a distinguished reputation as the leading and sought-after Indigenous business. Consistently delivering services of exceptional workmanship and value within the mining, energy, and industrial sectors.

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