Central Land Council

Prime Minister and Cabinet
The Central Land Council (CLC) is a Council of 90 Aboriginal people elected from communities in the southern half of the Northern Territory. The Central Land Council is a representative body promoting Aboriginal rights. It is a statutory authority under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 and PGPA Act. It also has functions under the Native Title Act 1993 and the Pastoral Land Act 1992. The CLC provides a number of services for the benefit of traditional owners and other Aboriginal residents of the CLC region, including: - providing a strong voice for the Aboriginal people of Central Australia. - helping Aboriginal people get back country. - helping Aboriginal people manage their land - consulting with landowners on mining activity, employment, development and other land use proposals - protecting Aboriginal culture and sacred sites. - assisting with economic projects on Aboriginal land. - promoting and delivering community development and improving service delivery. - fighting for legal recognition of Aboriginal people's rights. - helping resolve land disputes, native title claims and compensation cases. - administering the permit system for visitors to Aboriginal land

Key People

Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. Commonwealth corporate entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 3321, Alice Springs NT 0871

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