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Wilco Electrical

Creating meaningful outcomes and real opportunities
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Awarded Australia's Best

National Winner of the Master Electrician Australia's BUSINESS OF THE YEAR ~ 2022 National Winner of the National Electrical and Communications Association LEADERS IN DIVERSITY ~ 2023

We acknowledge the spiritual and cultural custodians of Whadjuk Nyungar Boodjar, on whose land our office resides within proximity to Walyalup. Furthermore, we acknowledge the traditional custodians of all lands throughout Australia, and the Indigenous peoples beyond our shores. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging, for they hold the culture, stories, and dreams of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We recognise and respect the wisdom of the Ancestors and Elders, their ways of knowing and doing, and their continued relationship with their land and waterways. We also recognise the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, who are our future and our hope. Finally, we acknowledge and respect all non-Indigenous Australians who share our vision for a fuller expression of Australia's nationhood as we empower our First Peoples.

Established in 2006, multi award winning Wilco Electrical has grown to become among the most trusted, capable and respected Aboriginal owned businesses in WA.

With a proven track record of delivering electrical projects and services throughout the state on time and within budget, Wilco, through the ambitious "20 by 2020" program, has also been a leader in creating apprenticeships and employment opportunities for Aboriginal men and women.

With capability and broad experience across all aspects of Electrical, Renewables and Communications services, Wilco provides innovative, best value solutions to our clients while maintaining a strong foundation of quality and trust delivered in a safe and socially responsible way.

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20 by 2020  ~ Strive to 25 by 2025

In December 2016, Director Frank Mitchell, made a pledge to create 20 electrical apprenticeships by the end of 2020 for Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander men and women.

"The opportunity presented itself because someone recognised the potential in me and was willing to give me a chance.  I didn’t understand the word ‘reciprocity’ until later, but I understood that with opportunity comes responsibility.  I wanted to make that same difference to others who needed a hand up."

Frank Mitchell joined Tim Bidstrup to become first-time business owners in 2015. At the time, we had nine employees and they were excited by the prospect of not only being managers, but leaders as well. Frank recognised that his acceleration from apprentice, to electrician, to project manager, to Director, to co-owner, had all started with something that was beyond his control.

Here we are, four years later. Although we created 12 x electrical apprenticeships, we created 22 positions in total due to the evolution of Wilco.

These included 4 traineeships in Construction, 3 in Administration, and 3 Trade Assistant positions. Out of all 22 positions only the Trade Assistant positions were casual.

We have not rested following our success of the 20 by 2020 initiative. Our commitment to creating Aboriginal apprenticeships continues with our Strive to 25 initiative, where we have committed to creating a further 25 positions for Aboriginal people by the end of 2025.

We thank our extended work team who have been absolutely magnificent in being supervisors, trainers and mentors to all the Aboriginal men and women on this journey.

Importantly, we would not have been able to achieve this journey without the support of our clients! Giving us an opportunity and standing beside us as we strived to grow a culture of corporate social responsibility.


The Wilco Defence division is committed to upholding the reputation of the Department of Defence through the delivery of a broad range of services, from bespoke HV and LV electrical design and construction, HVAC and mechanical design and construction through to specialist communications and fibre optic installations.  

With in-house expertise in delivering Defence projects, including HOTO management & completion and Aviation Electrical Services - Maintenance, inspections & installations, design & consultancy, Wilco is able to support clients in the delivery of the desired outcomes for all stakeholders in the maintenance of Defence capability and delivery of a broad scope of works to Projects and the EMOS.

In addition to Wilco’s in house expertise and capacity, Wilco is supported by its Incorporated, Supply Nation Certified joint venture, Baldja. Incorporating fellow Aboriginal owned construction company Kardan Construction and RSGx (Resources Services Group X), this JV enables us to work collaboratively to deliver complex construction projects through planning & design, Construction, HOTO and DLP maintenance, reactive maintenance, and remediation at bases across Western Australia.

View the full Defence Capability Statement at this link

Synergy ~ Smart Energy Social Housing Trial

Laing O'Rourke

Melconnx Ellenbrook to Morley Line

Water Corporation

Installation of 688 solar panels (310kw)

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Main Roads Western Australia

Kwinana Freeway Widening, Canning Bridge to The Narrows. Contracted by Smartways Alliance. Kwinana Freeway Widening, Canning Bridge to the Narrows:

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Dept Biodiversity, Construction & Attractions

Manufacture and installation of Stand Alone Power Supply (SAPS), Kalbarri Skywalk National Park.

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West Australian Police

Supply & installation of solar PV, LED lighting and zero mass water source units.

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Water Corporation

Water Corporation, replacement of Dam Switchboard - Ballingup

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Grounded Constructions

Hamilton Village Port Hedland, accommodation refurbishment

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Swan Group & Valmont

Four H & M Fashion Outlet Stores

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Federal Government Call Centre

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100KW Solar PV for Main Roads Engineering Branch, Welsphool

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Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Perth

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