About Us


Wandering Emu is a 100% Aboriginal owned enterprise, specialising in native spirits and beverages. Wandering Emu was founded by Sam Kirby who is a proud Koori man and descendant of the Mutthi Mutthi, Wiradjuri, Yorta Yorta, Gungarri and Barapa Barapa peoples.

Our company is seeking to change the way we think about Australian ingredients and Aboriginal economic participation. Aboriginal owned businesses account for just 1% of the supply chain for native plant harvesting and production. From growers to manufacturers and exporters, we are extremely underrepresented,  it is even less within the Australian spirit industry. We want to change this!

Wandering Emu celebrates our unique native flavours to craft exceptional spirits. Our range of artisan drinks will build on existing classics such as Gin to explore the full experience of our native ingredients. Our ethical approach to business will empower our traditional knowledge, conserve native plants and ecosystems and restore cultural and intellectual rights for our people.

By 2024 Wandering Emu will be launching our Community Action Plan which will focus on delivering profits and resources back into communities and the environment.