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Sharna Petherick knows that there’s one thing business owner’s dread more than anything else – writing submissions.

So her business, Munim Consulting, provides a crucial service writing tenders, strategic policy development documents and grant applications.

She also edits, proofreads and transcribes.

“When you’re in business, particularly if you’re new to business, all the red tape can be overwhelming.”

Sharna is well qualified for the job – she worked for state and federal governments for 20 years, mainly in social policy, Indigenous affairs and procurement.

She wrote the Territory’s groundbreaking Aboriginal Health Plan, the first health plan in Australia to acknowledge the value of traditional bush medicine and healing, and the NT’s strategy for rural doctors, which was another Australia-first document.

Sharna has been supporting businesses by writing procurement tenders for many years.

“I also help businesses navigate complex negotiations and offer crucial start-up support to help them successfully launch, expand and realise their aspirations.”

At the 2023 Aboriginal Economic Development Forum in Darwin, Sharna revealed the impact she has on her clients: 

“I still have clients contacting me years later during those moments of chaos, saying, ‘Help! What do we do?’

“It’s great to have earned trust from business people and to have built up that rapport.

“I like to see businesses go from establishment to winning contracts in the seven figure margin. It makes me happy.

“I’m pleased that I’ve had a lot of successes.”

Munim Consulting was established in 2017 to deliver strategic writing services with a focus on Aboriginal consumers and communities.

Sharna is able to navigate the “nuances” of cultural communication with sensitivity and respect.

She has access to cutting-edge resources and understands local and national markets, and is active in industry associations.

Sharna is a member of a prominent Territory family – she was raised at Petherick’s Rainforest, which is named after her grandfather Ray, a pioneer, crocodile hunter, scholar, botanist, anthropologist and author who married an Aboriginal woman, Rosie Nangalaku, and was granted the enormous honour of being buried on her traditional country at Litchfield National Park.


Munim Consulting 

0424 521 566