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2.6 MIB Healthy Living Project


Supports and assists with expenses towards the maintenance of a healthy standard of living. This assistance can provide members the opportunity to access funds to meet expenses associated with the costs of household expenses/goods and services to maintain an active lifestyle.

What is covered;

Included Items
House hold expenses and everyday cost of living (bills, groceries, fuel)
Health & sports & recreational activities
Medical and dental costs (surgery, travel to appointments, mobility vehicles, but excluding cash for carers' costs)
House improvements including swimming pools, landscaping, rubbish removal Housing deposits
Firearms for hunting (with valid licence and registration according to firearms laws and regulations)
Insurance costs (life, vehicle, house, travel, pet insurance)
Removalist costs
Cleaning services
Day-care and afterschool care (excluding cash payments to carers)
Tools and equipment
Emergency accommodation
Funeral Costs
Lore & Culture meetings
Education and training costs including lessons (e.g. music) and tuition and associated equipment
Car repairs and registration
Travel and accommodation costs related to travelling to and from meetings, conferences or Indigenous cultural events (additional to Trust community meetings)
Mobile housing (such as caravans, camper trailers)
IT - IT services, computers, laptops, software, hardware, tablets, i-pads, mobile phones, prepaid credit
Household items (cooling and heating devices, whitegoods, cooking appliances, linen, furniture)
TVs and DVDs
Housing/Caravan Park rental, bond and mortgage payments
Purchase of vehicles, vehicle loan payments
Companion/pet purchase and costs
Lore & Culture meetings


Exclusions: Cash payments (including for rent, boarding and credit cards), legal costs, fines/penalties/criminal related costs, dirt bikes/boats/jet skis, alcohol and tobacco products, gambling, celebrated events (weddings/birthdays etc), weapons, tax debt.




For the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

What Beneficiary Allowance
Healthy Living Project $ 10, 000



To be eligible for this assistance, an applicant must meet beneficiary criteria as follows:

  • The applicant is listed as a Non-IBN (MIB) Banjima Beneficiary on the Register of Banjima People.
  • Note; Daisy and IB People are not eligible to be supported under this policy.

Please Note:

  • Any amount unspent by a beneficiary in any year will be rolled over on account for that beneficiary and can spent in following years
  • No allocations of funds can be transferred to another member
  • As per clause 6.7 of the Trust Deed, the Trustee may not provide money or a money equivalent to individual beneficiaries. Payments will be made directly to the seller or service provider.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the MIB Healthy Living Project application form (available here).
  2. Provide supporting evidence, such as:
    • Quote or tax invoice (includes the seller’s Australian business number (ABN), what is being requested, its cost (including GST, if any) and date of issue).
  3. Submit application by sending forms and evidence to Member Services by:
  1. You will be contacted by BNTAC with the outcome of your application.
  2. If you are not happy with the outcome, you can appeal a decision.
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