Bama Services is a leading Indigenous civil engineering, building and landscape construction and facilities maintenance business successfully delivering projects across Far North Queensland.

Building Knowledge

In Tuesday's Support and Wellbeing session, Phil led a master class and taught the crew to cook a quick and healthy meal. Over many years living remote, Phil has had to learn to work with what you have and create a nutritious meal with limited ingredients. This is the...

Spotted in the Cairns Post

Spotted in the Cairns Post this morning – the opening of the Coen Sports Oval upgrade, another high-quality landscape project by...

QUT Bluebox ImpaQt Event

The Minister for Small Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman hosted the QUT Bluebox ImpaQt event at Parliament House on Monday. The event highlighted the significant impact social enterprises make to the...

Dedicated Team Members

The Bama family celebrated a number of anniversaries in recent weeks, with Landscape Manager Jono marking eight years, Garden Maintenance Crew member Justin five years, and Indigenous Mentor Philemon three years with Bama Services. We thank these men for their...

Esplanade Excellence

On Thursday, the Bama crew held a barbecue on the Esplanade to admire the progress on the boardwalk restoration project. Our brothers at Cape York Timber provided the timber, sourced from Indigenous land and processed at the Cooktown mill. Bama was then pleased to...

Working Together

Cape York Employment (CYE) kindly accommodated Bama's project crew during the construction of the Coen Sports Field at their property in Coen. As a gesture of appreciation, we made minor improvements and renovations to the house, including installing a privacy screen...

Coen Sports Field

The Coen Sports Field was officially opened on Tuesday, 23rd October by the Hon Cameron Dick MP, Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning. We are proud to play our role in delivering what is already a much-loved piece of...

Meet Sam

Meet Sam! Sam is our Maintenance Carpenter. "I'm a qualified Carpenter. I got my ticket through RPL and have been working as a chippy for six or seven years. I did about three years of concreting before that. I've been around a bit! What do you like most about working...

Bama Stands Proud

It was a privilege to show the Honourable Senator Nigel Scullion, Commonwealth Minister for Indigenous Affairs, our work on the Peninsula Development Road today. We are proud to be providing critical infrastructure to the Cape, with support from our partner Downer,...

Dean Joins the Bama Team

Dean recently joined Bama as our HSEQ Advisor, and we’re thrilled to have him back on board after working with us on the Aurukun Subdivision Project we completed in 2017. "I'm the HSEQ Advisor, so I advise on health, safety, environment and quality –mainly for the...

Taking Care of Ourselves

Bama crews have spent the last two Group Education Sessions learning about cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death in Australia, and Indigenous Australians are 20% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, and 70% more likely to...

Bama Takes Home the Trophy

Bama’s Support and Wellbeing Program won Best Workplace Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the 2018 Queensland Safe Work and Return to Work Awards! Paul, our Support and Wellbeing Manager, travelled with Justin (Bama Landscaping & Garden Maintenance Crew Member) to...

Another Outstanding Project Complete

The Ten Mile Creek road upgrade works reached practical completion earlier this month. Bama’s civil crew worked tirelessly to deliver another quality project and are now full steam ahead on completing the South of Duckholes Creek works.

Our New Greenhouse

A dilapidated outhouse behind our shed is being transformed into Bama's very own Greenhouse! Joshtel and Mark were hard at work on Friday turning the soil, and our Bama have big plans to install garden beds and irrigation. The Greenhouse will...

Champion Team

Four of our Bama crew – Mark, Joshtel, Quinlyn and Terrence – play for the Northern Pride Under 20s. All four are great team players on and off the field, and real assets to our crew. Last Monday evening, Terrence was awarded Best Forward, Mark was awarded Best Back,...

Contagious Emotions

Every Tuesday afternoon, the Bama crews gather with Paul, our Support and Wellbeing Manager and our Mentor Philemon to participate in a workshop about various aspects of health and wellbeing. This week's session was about how emotions can be...

Executive Visitors

Bama was honoured to welcome a number of senior executives from the public and private sector for breakfast yesterday as part of their Jawun field trip to Cairns and Cape York. Jawun manages secondments from the corporate and public sectors to...

Bringing our Logo to Life

Bama did its own landscaping project on Friday, adding two grass trees (scientific name: Xanthorrhoea) to our front garden. The grass tree is Bama’s logo. They are prevalent in Cape York and are very resilient to the harsh conditions of the...

New Wheels

Bama is excited to welcome a new addition to the family. Mark and Quinlyn were lucky enough to be the first to try the new wheels!

Supporting Cape Businesses

Bama is proud to be supporting local Indigenous businesses on the South of Duckholes project. Eldene Creek and Roger Paii from Kalan Enterprises in Coen are doing great work operating...

Coen Sports Field Looking Good

A couple of weeks ago, we welcomed Councillor John 'Chook' Giese - Cook Shire Council, Commissioner Katrina Carroll and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES Manager of Government Coordination Fran Maddern to view the progress of the works on the...

Supporting our team at Ten Mile

Our Support and Well-being Manager, Paul visited the Bama crew at the Ten Mile project site last week as part of the holistic wrap-around support structure Bama provides its staff. The team was pleased to see Paul, but more pleased with the BBQ he served...

All Smiles

The Coen Sports Field upgrade continues to take shape in the capable hands of our experienced project manager, Jono Coker. As you can see from the smile on his face, Jono is loving his time up in Coen and the hospitality shown by the local community.

Beaches Resort, Port Douglas

Client: Beaches Resort Location: Port Douglas, QLD Project Summary: Demolition and removal of existing tennis courts, palms, pathways and garden beds. Installation of new paving, garden beds and lawns as well as a custom designed and...

Bama Welcomes Dignitaries to Mossman

Bama Services is currently undertaking housing upgrades works at Mossman Gorge. Today, we had the pleasure of showcasing our works to the Hon Yvette D’Ath (Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Qld Government Champion for Mossman Gorge) and Ms Cynthia...

Protecting Our Wildlife

Bama now has accredited and certified Fauna Spotter and Catchers. Queensland laws require a trained Fauna Spotter Catcher to inspect work sites and rehome animals before clearing vegetation, and to remain on-site during the clearing process. Tyrone recently became...

Looking Sharp

Bama attended the BEX Awards Gala on Saturday 16th of June as a finalist in the Indigenous Business Excellence category. Sonny and Brenton represented Bama along with Paul, our Support and Wellbeing Manager. The boys looked sharp in their brand new suits. It was an...

Jobs for Cape York Pama

Bama Civil is currently hard at work sealing a 1.65km stretch of the Peninsula Development Road at Ten Mile Creek. The works are part of the $260.5m upgrade to Cape York infrastructure funded by Federal and Queensland Governments. Tyrone, who recently...

Game On !

Cairns Regional Council hosted the annual Mayor's Charity Golf Day on Friday 1st of June, and Bama was proud to sponsor Hole 7. ]We built our own custom golf clubs in honour of the occasion – swapping out the mid-section of the club for an unruly length of...

In the Running

Bama is excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we are finalists for the Indigenous Business category for the Cairns Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence (BEX) Awards. We would like to congratulate the other 42 finalists, and very much look forward...

Building People

Our staff is proudly over 70% Indigenous. Over the past 8 years we have provided people from Cairns to the Torres Strait with efficient, quality solutions in civil construction, building, landscaping, commercial horticulture and facilities management.

Bama Services was established in 2010 and attributes its success to repeat clientele comprising Federal, State and Local Government agencies as well as private and not-for-profit organisations. Our high service culture is the key to our success. We ensure our projects are delivered on time, on budget and without fuss.

It is our people that clearly differentiate Bama Services from our competitors. Our workforce comprises highly motivated and fit young Indigenous men from Cape York, who have completed their qualifications in their field, or are currently ‘in training’. Most team members reside permanently in Cairns and others orbit to Cairns to gain experience and qualifications, before returning to their home communities.

Partner with us

We offer genuine compliance with Queensland Government Indigenous Employment Policy. Our 75% Indigenous staffing provides a strategic advantage for contractors who partner with us.

Social responsibility

The commercial activities undertaken by Bama Services enable the business to fund and progress its social responsibilities agenda, which ultimately means sustainable employment opportunities for Indigenous men and women in a holistically supportive environment.