About us

Yanun is an Indigenous owned company specialising in the delivery of on time and on budget complex projects and programs within Defence and Government Sectors.

Established in 2019 by David Mallett, a proud Ngarrindjeri man from Adelaide’s South East, the word Yanun means ‘to communicate with others’. Yanun delivers project excellence by being authentic, transparent and responsive through meaningful interactions and the development of high-quality deliverables.

Our commitment to our clients and to the communities in which we operate are recognised as our core values of Respect, Integrity and Adaptability.


Origin: Ngarrindjeri
(South East, South Australia)


  • to communicate with others
  • talking, speaking, sharing

Why choose us


We’re a new enterprise, with a new team and resources available right now, to dedicate to your program or project.


We’re the right size to be adaptive and responsive to your changing needs. We’ve established a remote, online work environment to support our clients, projects and staff.


Our people have been hand picked to deliver the right skills, qualifications and project management experience to support your organisation.

Ease of Engagement

Commonwealth buyers can engage directly with Yanun Project Services for contracts of any size and value using the Indigenous Business Exemption (Exemption 16) in the Commonwealth Procurement Rules’.


In parallel to Yanun’s commitment to excellence in project planning and delivery, Yanun has a fierce desire to take tangible action to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians. Just as the saying goes ‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’, Yanun believes that economic independence is a core requirement of a brighter future for Australia’s first people.

Yanun is dedicated to mentoring, training and providing opportunities for younger Aboriginal people to develop their own lifelong skill sets and in doing so, build Aboriginal empowerment, one success story at a time.

Core values

Respect The abilities, beliefs and cultures of all members of our community are valued, respected and celebrated
IntegrityAchieve excellence by embodying the highest ethical standards and communicating openly, authentically, and with humility
AdaptabilityEmbrace change as a path to progress, success, and innovation


  • David Mallett

    Managing Director & Founder

    Direct, diligent and decisive, David combines strategic thinking with detailed planning to deliver complex programs...

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