Situated in the historical Lyons Cottage along the Esplanade, Aboriginal Bush Traders is one of Darwin’s most unique attractions. Our Aboriginal art gallery and retail store exhibits a range of authentic Indigenous products, and is complimented by our bush food Café, which focuses on using native Australian products and bush tucker in our menu.

Aboriginal Bush Traders is 100% not-for-profit.





For 40,000 years Aboriginal people have been harvesting bush tucker; today Aboriginal Bush Traders is serving it up with a modern twist! Native Australian products are the showpiece of our cakes, teas, dampers, jams, sandwiches and salads.

Visit us at historic Lyons Cottage in the heart of the CBD for Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee.

Trading Hours

Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3.00pm


Do you have highly outstanding people skills? Do you have a passion for coffee and bush foods?

Do you have highly outstanding people skills? Are you passionate about Indigenous Culture & Art?

We are seeking casual retail and café staff with outstanding people skills and experience. To be considered for this role, applicants must be flexible and available to work weekends.

Please send applications to recruitment@ironbark.org.au ensuring applications include both a current resume and a covering letter addressing service industry experience and an interpersonal skills.

Aboriginal Bush Traders is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply.


Art, culture and bush harvest products are integral to our communities and have strong potential for creating jobs and developing our communities through Indigenous tourism. Ironbark Aboriginal Corporation established Aboriginal Bush Traders in 2008 to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to engage in these economic activities in a sustainable way.

Our retail store

74 The Esplanade
Darwin City NT 0800

Easter Opening Hours
Mon – Thu: 9am – 4pm
Good Friday: Closed
Easter Saturday: Closed
Easter Sunday: Closed
Easter Monday: Closed

Gallery Open
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 2.00pm

Café Open
Monday - Friday 7.30am - 3.00pm

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