Intract Indigenous Contractors

Providing Indigenous people with life long careers in the construction and building maintenance industries.

Intract Australia was established to provide Indigenous people with life long careers in the construction and building maintenance industries. Delivering stable, long-term employment for Indigenous Australians – Closing the Gap.

In 2010, the vision came to life and Intract Australia was launched as a business unit of McMahon Services. Today, Intract Australia is a standalone 51% Indigenous owned, managed and controlled enterprise. The civil contracting and general building organisation has bases in Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide, operating throughout Australia.

Since its inception, Intract has provided training and employment for over 150 Indigenous people across Australia, proudly boasting a majority Indigenous workforce.

Intract has delivered on its mission to provide long-term employment, and instil confidence into local Indigenous communities through the provision of stable jobs, skills training, mentoring and support. Achieving great success so far, Intract has completed a diverse range of projects throughout Australia.

From rebuilding Aboriginal Wellbeing Centres across South Australia’s Native Title lands, securing and delivering two four-and-a-half-year contracts for the NT Government Housing Maintenance and Tenancy Management Services, in remote Western Arnhem Land at Maningrida and Gunbalanya, to constructing Drill Leases at the Santos Mereenie Oil & Gas Fields.

Supported by founding partners McMahon Services, Intract Australia has had the benefit of guidance and direction by a leading construction services provider.




In it’s 25 year history, McMahon Services has developed a strong track record in working with Indigenous Australians all over the country. Working throughout Indigenous communities has given them a deep insight into the character and culture of Australia’s Indigenous people; highlighting the existing gap between their desire for professional training, education and the opportunities actually available to them.

It was out of these experiences that the vision for Intract was born. McMahon Services were determined to create a framework for the education and training of Indigenous Australians, which would in turn generate career pathways leading towards long-term, meaningful employment.

The Intract Australia business was developed to help Indigenous people ‘Walk a New Path’ and that’s exactly what we have achieved. Our simple business model of ‘train on the job – stay on the job’ is proving to be a great success.

We now look forward to the next chapter of Intract and new opportunities for future growth.



Intract provides contract services to the mining, civil and general construction industries across Australia.

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Territory Management Services 4

Civil Construction

  • Bulk and detailed earthworks
  • Preparation for roads and concreting / asphalt and concrete pavement construction
  • Road and pathway construction
  • Construction of drilling leases
  • Underground construction and basement slabs
  • Pipelines, drainage structures and culvert works
  • Underground services installation
  • Stormwater systems and groundwater systems, swales and retention ponds
  • Paving, kerbing, concreting, bollards, line marking and gutters
  • Mine camp construction – pad preparation, footings, modular building installation and services installation
  • Surveying
  • Contract crushing and screening
  • Landscaping, street furniture, walls and edging, timber boardwalks, water features, paving and finishes, fencing, lighting and concrete structures



Maintenance & General Building

  • Land / mine rehabilitation
  • Revegetation / vegetation control
  • Hydroseeding
  • Haulage – water, gravel and general
  • Well site maintenance
  • Fencing and grid maintenance / fence installation
  • Erosion repair
  • Signage installation
  • Plumbing – first and second fix
  • Carpentry – first and second fix
  • Demolition
  • Asbestos removal





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