Wiltya Vari, meaning 'Dark Night River' in Adnyamathanha language.


Growth, adaptability, and resilience.

Named 'Dark Night River' in the Adnyamathanha language, Wiltya Vari symbolises our commitment to core values — growth, adaptability, and resilience.

As a collaborative venture between WilsonCo, a 100% Indigenous-owned engineering and fabrication company, and Diverso Resources, a recruitment agency specialising in human resources and pre-employment training, Wiltya Vari embodies a shared vision of empowerment and inclusivity.

Wiltya Vari is committed to creating opportunities for Indigenous Australians and diverse individuals. In navigating the ever-changing fields of engineering, training, and recruitment, we aim to set a higher benchmark for the industry, showcasing our dedication to breaking barriers and fostering a more equitable future.

Leading the way as South Australia’s first partly-woman owned engineering and fabrication business.

As the first engineering and fabrication business part-owned by a woman in South Australia, Wiltya Vari embodies diversity at its core. This unique ownership structure not only reflects our commitment to inclusive practices but also ensures that decision-makers within the organisation represent various minorities.


Behind the brand

In a dedicated effort to create meaningful opportunities for Indigenous talent, Wiltya Vari collaborated with Indigenous Artist, Breanna Croft.

Wiltya Vari Dreaming, acrylic on canvas, 2024

This artwork symbolises Wiltya, the nurturing river of darkness, fostering growth and adaptation to life's changes. The coloured circles unite diverse cultures encountered in Wiltya Vari’s journey, while loved ones along the river's edge provide support. Aqua dots signify ancestral guidance, and black/grey dots represent the enduring connection of Indigenous people with the elements—earth, water, skies, and seas—woven into their daily lives.

The Wiltya Vari Logo, acrylic on canvas, 2024

By Indigenous artist, Breanna Croft, the logo signifies the unity of diverse cultures converging together. The small aqua dots represent individuals guided by their ancestors, with Wiltya—the dark river—flowing through the circle, guiding the company on its journey and connecting its people.

Our Directors

Founded on the philosophy of our directors, our mission is to consistently challenge the status quo and deliver exceptional value to our clients.

Ilaria Vantagiato (She/Her)

With over nine years of expertise in labour hire, Ilaria has established an impressive reputation in the industry. Currently serving as the Director of Diverso Resources, a family-owned agency specialising in recruitment, shutdowns, and labour hire, Ilaria is deeply embedded in the blue-collar recruitment space. Her notable passion for achieving results is only matched by her exceptional networking skills, enabling her to cultivate enduring relationships with both candidates and clients.

As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, she is dedicated to promoting inclusivity in the workplace, adding a valuable dimension to her professional ethos.

Ilaria has made significant contributions to projects all across Australia, encompassing locations such as Olympic Dam, Prominent Hill, Carrapateena, Jacinth Ambrosia, Tanami, Moomba, Surat Basin, Bowen Basin to name a few.

Clinton Wilson (He/Him)

Booka (Clinton’s traditional name), a Boilermaker by trade and the founder of WilsonCo, a metal fabrication business specialising in structural steel projects, brings a unique blend of skills and experience to his role.

Booka has actively participated in Australian volunteer programs in South Africa and Vanuatu. Additionally, he serves as an Assistant Team Leader, Cultural Facilitator, and is part of the Clinical Advisory Committee for Operation Flinders. He has also proudly served in the Army Reserves from 2010 to 2021 and has been a member of the CFS since 2021.

A proud Kuyani/Adnyamathanha man, Booka deeply committed to raising awareness for causes close to his heart. His passion extends beyond mere advocacy; he leads by example, serving as a representative for his community.