OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

ABORIGINAL LAND CLAIMS

OVERVIEW

The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) provides that the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) may make claim(s) to claimable Crown land(s). The relevant sections of the Act are sections 36 and 37.

  • NSWALC may make a claim for land on its own behalf or on behalf of one or more LALCs
  • One or more LALCs may make a claim for land within its or their area or, with the approval of the Registrar, outside its or their area.

Since 1983 a total of 2,325 land claims have been granted covering a total area of 81,813 ha.

Aboriginal rock art, Mt Grenfell, Western NSW

Mt Grenfell NSW rock art

Mutawintji National Park

Mutawintji National Park

Office of the Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

Post Office Box 112 Glebe NSW 2037

Phone: 02 9562 6327

Fax: 02 9262 6350

Email: adminofficer@oralra.nsw.gov.au

www.oralra.nsw.gov.au/landclaims.html

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