Founded by Professor Kerry Arabena and based in Victoria, Karabena Publishing is a 100% Indigenous-owned independent publishing house focusing on Australian Indigenous people’s sciences and wellbeing. Established in 2020, Karabena Publishing is a subsidiary of Karabena Consulting Trust and follows the long tradition of sharing our sciences across and between generations by creating online books, guides, reports and resources that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples and our environs.  

Karabena Consulting addresses environmental and development problems in Australia and the world. We established Karabena Publishing to further our staunch belief that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sciences, knowledge and beliefs can and will heal the degradation of our environment and address disparities in the Australian nation.

Our commitment

Karabena Publishing is committed to the production of high-quality publications and supports authors and agencies in all stages of the publication process. Once a publication contract is entered into, authors can expect a high level of care in turning their manuscript into an online resource that is beautiful both inside and out and accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Our services

With our team of editors, designers and proof-readers, our publication partners can be confident that we have the expertise to enhance their work’s true potential, whatever its size and complexity. We accept and publish manuscripts that focus on Indigenous science and wellbeing from both new and established writers. We are a reliable, flexible, multicultural partner with high added value because of our long-term engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academics, community researchers, consultants and agencies. We provide access to quality editors and graphic designers, marketers and course developers. In addition to our publications support, Karabena Publishing:

  • Delivers writing retreats in which you can work with editors and academics to bring your manuscripts to life.
  • Uses a marketing team skilled in designing social media campaigns to ensure your work has a wide audience.
  • Develops online training courses and resources to communicate your core messages to a wide range of audiences.

We endeavour to make our submission process as friendly and efficient as possible. For more information on how to submit your work, please see here.