Present Programs


Bungala Food Services (BFS) is an initiative of the Bungala Aboriginal Corporation, set up as a female indigenous employment program that aims to provide unemployed women in the community with training and up-skilling opportunities in the areas of cooking and hospitality.

The Food Service runs a daily meal program which delivers freshly cooked meals to elderly people in our region. This service provides social interaction and nutritious food to people who need it the most. These three course meals are currently available for people in Port Augusta, Whyalla, Quorn, Cooper Pedy and Oodnadatta. 

The food service works in conjunction with Aged Care Providers to supply meals through Commonwealth Home Support Program and Aged Care Packages.

Whilst working as part of the Food Service all our staff undergo traineeships in kitchen operations, which equips them with the skills and knowledge necessary to find long term work in the hospitality industry. Bungala has an on-site trainer and assessor which allows us to tailor make training programs to meet the specific training needs of Aboriginal people.

As a non-for-profit indigenous corporation, Bungala self-funds the Food Service Program. All profits made through the sale of products are reinvested back into the program. Being an Aboriginal Corporation, we understand the barriers and challenges that some women face when trying to find work, hence the program was set up to be flexible and inclusive. When at work the participants are exposed to a realistic work environment where they are shown how to work efficiently, read recipes and follow set instructions. These values that are instilled into participants will allow them to be stand out candidates for any future jobs they apply for.

Participants of the program are also able to transfer knowledge gained to their homes, preparing nourishing food for their families. This has a flow on effect which improves the quality of life for many people in the community and reduces the burden on our already strained health system.



Bungala Home Care (BHC) delivers Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) Home Care services in Oodnadatta (Dunjiba Community), funded by the Department of Social Services, including a new service development within Port Augusta 

Service include: 

CHSP Service 


Port Augusta
(New Service 2020) 










Social Support – Group 



Social Support – Individual 



BHC’s team provide CHSP services to clients aged 65 and 50 for Indigenous clients. All staff receive training through TAFE SA for a Certificate III in Individual Support.

The Commonwealth Home Support Program in Oodnadatta is delivered by Indigenous workers to offer assistance to the older people of the community, with the aim to allow them to remain as independent as possible in their own homes and the community for as long as they can or choose to be.

The services include:
Domestic Assistance: To assist people with domestic chores to maintain their independence to manage everyday activities in a safe, secure and healthy home environment to also aid with their showering, shaving, dressing etc. CHSP can also aid in accessing much needed equipment such as walking frames.

Meals: BHC provides two meals per day and the opportunity for social participation and interaction during the meals.

Social Support (Group): To assist people to participate in community life and feel socially included through structured, group-based activities that develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction. Shopping assistance will also be provided.

Social Support (Individual): To assist people to maintain independence in community and feel socially included through monitoring their need for social contact and company. Weekly shopping advocacy to social service and technology

Transport: To provide people with access to transport services that support their access to the community and other commitments such as medical appointments, grocery shopping, to and from their home or BAC centre.


All projects under the Bungala Pastoral umbrella aim to return under-used or un-used properties to their previous economic capacities.

Emeroo Station
Emeroo Station is a 6.386 hectare property 15km outside of Port Augusta, a previously under-used pastoral property being restored to economic production under the Government funded North West Indigenous Pastoral Project. Through the project Aboriginal workers find employment and additional on the job training through building maintenance, fencing, construction and painting, to name a few. The old Emeroo Station Homestead has already been restored through the project, and is now used for training purposes.

Ostrich Farm
Ostrich Farm, located adjacent to Emeroo Station, is a 4.966 hectare property and is undergoing a similar transformation after having been dormant for years, now offering multiple employment opportunities to Indigenous workers.