The OCCI Committee is comprised of 10 volunteer local business board members nominated by OCCI members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The board meets bi-monthly to discuss issues impacting the local business community.

Interested in joining the OCCI  Committee? Email or call (08) 9184 6182.

President - Jason Varcoe

“Jason is a Chartered Professional Engineer and has been in Onslow since 2010 working for NTC Contracting. Jason is now the Managing Director of NTC and has lead the company through dramatic growth during that time as well as managing all of NTC’s major projects from inception to completion.

Jason has a wealth of experience in Civil Construction, Contracts Management and all the facets of running an emerging business.

NTC has been a core business of Onslow since the 1950’s and Jason is excited to be in the president role to help the Onslow business growth and use some lessons learnt within his business flow down to OCCI members.”


Vice President - Hayley Brett

“Originally from Esperance Hayley had a real estate background where she worked in the Goldfields, Kimberley and Northern Territory.

Hayley moved to Onslow in 2009 with a sea change in mind and moving away from real estate had a go at a few different positions in Onslow before commencing a business with her husband Kev in 2012.

Although challenging at times Hayley has expanded her skills and knowledge and finds it satisfying to overcome and learn from both small and large hurdles that all small business owners face no matter what the industry.

Hayley is actively involved in the community being a member of various committees and sees the changes in the community and infrastructure over the past few years as a positive step forward, she believes that there is great opportunity in Onslow for small business to boost the community and wants to make sure local businesses have the support of current and future projects in and around Onslow rather than outsourcing in the first instance.

A place that she calls home, Onslow has many attractions and is a great place to live and work whilst raising a family."


Committee Member - Emily See

"Emily has been settling down in Onslow since May 2015. Emily had no jobs for her to practice as a dental hygienist in Onslow , so she set up a company called BusyOx Pty Ltd with Neil Rafferty.

Emily decided to venture into a self-employed journey and took over Onslow Bus and Taxi Service since 24 August 2015.

Facing lots of little and big challenges, and loving the little tiny town Onslow - which is woken up by a big giant company called Chevron to evolve into a fast pace yet advanced little active town since she arrived here.

BusyOx Pty Ltd expanded and took over Keepit Kleen cleaning service and upgraded with commercial grade in carpet shampoo, hard flooring and steamer; wet and dry vacuum aiming at providing a One-Stop-Shop for domestic and commercial cleaning services.

BusyOx is very grateful to have support from every individual, big corporations and small businesses both transport and cleaning services.

Both Emily & Neil will continue to maintain great service for all clients.

"There is nothing to stop you unless you stop yourself from moving forward. There are so many positive aspects to learn and teach in between all of us, the local community."

Neil and I continue to improve our services and ourselves as being  locals in Onslow."


Committee Member - Colin Munro

"C Munro Contractors has been an essential business in Onslow since 1983 and employs a diversified range of qualified and licensed tradesmen inclusive of plumbers, carpenters, gas fitters, operators and trades assistants. I have owned and operated this business as the sole proprietor for the past 35 years.

I understand the need to create the right environment for small to medium businesses to grow and prosper in Onslow as they are the drivers of the local economy and provide jobs and opportunities for young families looking to make their future in the region. Our sense of community and our livability must be protected, none of my employees are FIFO all live and reside in Onslow. While business conditions are challenging and the cycles are ever changing we need our local residents and new business partners to buy from and support local businesses."


Committee Member - Ashleigh Shone

"Ashleigh Shone moved from Groote Eylandt NT to Onslow in November 2018. Most of Ashleigh’s time is taken up as the General Manager for the Onslow Beach Resort. The Mackerel Islands runs both Thevenard and Direction Island, The Onslow Beach Resort and The Karijini Eco Retreat. Their primary goal is to develop tourism in the area. The Onslow Beach Resort operates 84 room and the Beach Club, a bar and restaurant are located right on the edge of Beadon Bay. We operate all year around and cater for both visitors and locals".

Committee Member - Mel Seymour

"Mel began his career in electrical contracting in Perth, 2008. He was then driven to move to Onslow for both work opportunities and to further business growth and company expansion in 2012.Just electrical when arrived in Onslow, which then expanded and added refrigeration.

As the Managing Director of one of Onslow’s many successful businesses, Mel is deeply involved with the Onslow community and continuously encourages and supports the town and its projects with professionalism and efficiency.

DICE Solutions is one of Onslow’s most prized features as it is not only a community-based business but the town’s main electrical contractor."


Committee Member - Ben Temby


"I have been living in Onslow for 6months, however I have been involved in several of the Oil and Gas projects that border Onslow for the last 15 years and have been a frequent visitor.

 My position with TAMS Group in Onslow is as Supply Base Superintendent which involves day to day running of the Supply Base, Coordinating the fleet of vessels that we have based in Onslow as well as mobilising vessels for projects in other Ports and organising labour hire for projects within the district.

 TAMS Group is an innovative marine solutions and port services provider, involved in marine construction, dredging, mooring design and installation, Port logistics support, Marine plant and vessel hire, Marine Manning and Commercial Diving".


Total First Aid Solutions

"Total First Aid Solutions is an Onslow based First Aid business that specialises in the deliver of quality First Aid training. I have lived and worked in Onslow, WA for over 5 years in the ambulance and hospital environment and am passionate about the health and safety of our community members and visitors.

As a mobile business, I am able to provide this essential training to suit in work places or client preferred spaces, whether that be face-to-face or a combination of that and online learning. I am also able to travel outside of Onslow, within the Ashburton Shire, to deliver courses''.