To think it all started because of ‘US’! August 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding.The twenty year anniversary marks an important milestone for the company as we reflect on our heritage and accomplishments. Mipela GeoSolutions are continually investing in our talented staff and we continue to celebrate long term business relationships with our valued clients.

The quality of our team and their highly skilled work continues to receive very positive feed-back from our clients who highly value our service delivery.

Today, Mipela GeoSolutions deliver an array of services committed to our purpose of “connecting people with information”. We have fully embraced the sectors progress with our focus on how technology can meet the needs of our client’s, developing the very best of solutions using our X-Info suite of software.

A warm thank you to all of our team (past and present), suppliers, partners and clients.

Hayden McDonald
Founder and Managing Director


What’s in a name?

“Mipela” is a Pidgin English word referring to the speaker and other persons. It can be translated as “us”.
Hayden McDonald, founder of Mipela was born in the highlands of Papua New Guinea at Goroka and learnt Pidgin English as a child. Pidgin is a simplified language that develops as a means of communication between two or more groups. The origin of the word “pidgin” is from the Chinese pronunciation of the English word “business”.


What made us?

Help us discover what shapes Mipela GeoSolutions by taking part in our 2017 data creation map.

To participate, contact us and we will send you a link to answer the following questions below by connecting relevant words together.

What made us THINK?
What made us CHANGE?
What made us HAPPY?
What made us UNITE?
What made us CREATE?

Through this visual language, you can share your feelings, influences, thoughts, and inspirations which made us the company we are today.


A look back

Looking forward

6 August 2017 – Annual Kai Kai Day

Mipela staff (past and present) and their families gathered at Roma Street Parklands Forest Meadow in Brisbane’s CBD for our annual informal picnic. Tradition dictates Hayden & Kellie bring a baked glazed ham and drinks with everyone else bring morning tea, cheese, nibbles, salads, bread roles and more that is a feast that requires an afternoon siesta. With kids running around, kicking balls, scootering, climbing trees and just having fun. This year we celebrated Neil Briton birthday with cake and there was a July PRIDE award nomination to Hayden McDonald by Ted Metcalfe (one of the Australian Pipeline Industries Legends).