About Us


The Mai Wiru Region­al Stores Coun­cil Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (Mai Wiru) is an unfund­ed not for prof­it organ­i­sa­tion which is reg­is­tered as a char­i­ty by the Aus­tralian Tax­a­tion Office. It oper­ates under the aus­pices of the Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander Com­mu­ni­ties (Jus­tice, Land and Oth­er Mat­ters) Act 1984. The role of Mai Wiru is to pro­vide good qual­i­ty, nutri­tious food to the com­mu­ni­ties of the APY Lands, SA and NT Regions at the low­est pos­si­ble prices. Mai Wiru cur­rent­ly oper­ates nine retail stores and an Indige­nous hos­pi­tal­i­ty busi­ness through­out SA, NT, and the APY Lands.

The Board recog­nis­es that with the growth of new stores and busi­ness inter­ests, the organ­i­sa­tion must con­tin­ue to adapt the way it does busi­ness to achieve sus­tain­abil­i­ty and good trad­ing results.

In 2018 the Board restruc­tured Mai Wiru to pro­vide the organ­i­sa­tion with per­son­nel and poli­cies that would allow it to grow and diver­si­fy into the future, ensur­ing a sus­tain­able ser­vice which rep­re­sents both inter­ests and peo­ple of the com­mu­ni­ties it serves. 

The Board appoint­ed a new Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer (CEO) and instruct­ed him to exam­ine, in detail, the oper­a­tions of the organ­i­sa­tion and revi­tal­ize the organ­i­sa­tion and bring it to a posi­tion where it was able to car­ry out its man­date whilst ensur­ing it remained finan­cial­ly viable.

This has been achieved with the added ben­e­fit that MWRSCAC is now com­mit­ted to best busi­ness prac­tice sys­tems and has sophis­ti­cat­ed process­es in place that have been designed to oper­ate effec­tive­ly in remote areas.