CEQ is a remote retailer.
CEQ is more than essential.
CEQ is not-for-profit.
CEQ is a significant Indigenous employer.

Community Enterprise Queensland

Community Enterprise Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing essential goods and services to communities in the Torres Strait, Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) and remote Aboriginal communities.

We are responsible for the operation of 28 retail stores throughout these remote areas, providing access to quality fresh food, groceries and essential services like fuel, gas and ATM facilities.

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Focus on Fresh

Sourcing the highest quality fruit & vegetables, meat & dairy for our communities


CEQ is a not-for-profit self-sustaining entity focused on re-investing back into communities

Local Employment

CEQ is a significant Indigenous employer, with 84% of our in-store team and managers identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Partnering with Community

CEQ is an active supporter of community events

Our Stores

With a range of retail offerings including supermarkets, fuel, gas, hardware, electrical appliances, homewares, furniture and clothing, CEQ offers communities much more than just essentials.

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IBIS Logo - Islanders Board of Industry & Service


IBIS supermarkets provide fresh produce, meat, grocery and other essential services to the Torres Strait, NPA & Napranum.

ABIS Logo - Aboriginal Business, Industry and Service


ABIS supermarkets provide fresh produce, meat, grocery and other essential services to remote Aboriginal communities.

Mitre 10 Logo - Mighty Helpful, Mitre 10 Thursday Island

T.I. Mitre 10

Thursday Island Mitre 10 is a hardware store, complete with a trade & retail section supplying the Torres Straits, NPA & Aboriginal communities.

Col Jones Logo - Everything you need is Right Here

Col Jones

Col Jones is a department store on Thursday Island offering household appliances, furniture, homewares, footwear, sporting and clothing.

Mona's Bazaar Logo

Mona’s Bazaar

Mona’s is a vibrant clothing and gift shop on Thursday Island, offering island clothing and culture.

Our People

CEQ employs almost 400 people. We are family & pride ourselves on the cultural diversity within the organisation. Find out more about us and what it’s like to work for CEQ.

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Latest CEQ News

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New recruit Kim ready to drive healthier living in remote Indigenous communities

Not-for-profit retail operator Community Enterprise Queensland (CEQ) has appointed a new Health Promotion Manager to…
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CEQ ready for single-use plastics ban in remote stores

Not-for-profit remote store operator Community Enterprise Queensland (CEQ) is ready for Queensland’s ban of single-use…
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New Erub (Darnley) Island store to commence trading this week

Erub (Darnley) Island residents are set to enjoy the community’s brand new IBIS supermarket, which…
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Community Enterprise Queensland Welcomes New Board

Torres Shire Council Mayor Vonda Malone has today announced the new Board of not-for-profit remote…