YBE (2) Pty Ltd is one of the largest Aboriginal companies in Australia in terms of both assets and revenue. The company is proudly 100% privately owned by twenty six (26) Traditional Owners from North East Arnhem Land. From humble beginnings as the Yirrkala Brickworks in 1968, YBE (2) was created to ensure that the development of North East Arnhem Land’s resources are shared and add value to the lives of all Yolngu people of the region. It has grown and diversified into a highly successful service operation employing over ninety (90) employees in civil, haulage, environmental and workshop sectors.

“Keeping it Local” is YBE’s ethos and has been for the last fifty (50) years by engaging with and employing as many Territorians as possible, particularly with a major focus on local Yolngu people entering the workplace to full-time employment. A couple of YBE’s recent projects have been the IPS Generator Pad Earthworks for Rio Tinto- Alcan for civil works including; site vegetation clearing and subgrade preparation, import, mix, place and compact fill and pavement to levels and grades and import and place aggregate around generator installations. YBE has also been heavily engaged with Rio Tinto for many years as they to be strongly committed to supporting local Indigenous businesses.

YBE has also been successful in being awarded the maintenance grading of Rocky Bay and Shady beach access roads, reformation and compaction of gravel shoulders, cement stabilisation to nominated shoulders and pavement for the East Arnhem Regional council. The Aboriginal owned company is always looking for new pathways to build their capability and diversity.

Currently, YBE has a number of impressive business capabilities, here’s a few:



YBE has a diverse Civil Earthworks capability, encompassing road construction and maintenance, airstrip construction, drainage works, dam construction and general civil works for building and subdivisions.



The YBE Workshop operates 12-hour days, 7 days. YBE have fully qualified tradespeople including diesel fitters, light vehicle mechanics, auto electricians and boilermakers, as well as supporting two full time apprentices.



YBE can supply contract labour hire for everyday requirements from Administration and Labourers through to highly skilled operators and technical trades at very competitive rates. YBE supply labour hire candidates all over the Top End of the Northern Territory to clients like Rio Tinto, NT Government, Local Shires and independent companies and contractors.


If you want to know more about YBE’s success, visit: www.ybe.com.au