An aerial image of Jigalong Community with the Jigalong Shed in the centre

BHP’s investment in the Jigalong Shed complex has seen it partner with the Jigalong Community and Royal Life Saving WA to provide community members with training and development opportunities that strive to increase fundamental skills, knowledge and capacity of individuals to enter vocational training, gain employment or establish a local enterprise.

BHP’s continued engagement in the operation of this unique facility is a crucial element in supporting the Jigalong Community on its journey to achieve its vision of economic independence and social sustainability.

Through its day to day management of the Jigalong Shed, Royal Life Saving WA works to facilitate opportunities for:

  • Young people, long term unemployed and others to gain skills and qualifications
  • Jigalong Youth to transition from school to work
  • Shed participants to work towards and achieve formal qualifications

Royal Life Saving WA also works to:

  • Mentor and support participants as they progress through training
  • Guide the development of local enterprise
  • Establish strong and functional partnerships

Royal Life Saving WA uses a place-based approach to develop each individual engaged in Jigalong Shed training programs, workplace involvement or on country experiences. We seek to empower participants to in ongoing employment or economic enterprise.

Aboriginal artwork


BHP and Royal Life Saving WA have worked in partnership since 2014 to deliver a range of training and developmental opportunities for the Jigalong Community.

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The Jigalong Shed


The Jigalong Shed serves as a fantastic example of developing key community infrastructure to drive community development and employment outcomes.

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Two men installing a workbench at a shed among red dirt

Training & Employment

The Jigalong Shed exists to provide training opportunities that lead to employment or enterprise development.

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Aerial image of five accommodation units


Five self-contained units provide accommodation for those visiting Jigalong on Shed related business.

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