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

ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS

LOCAL ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS

OVERVIEW

The key to participation in the land rights network in New South Wales is membership of a Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC). There are 121 LALCs, covering most of New South Wales, in nine regions (see map). Each region has a representative (a Councillor) on the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) who is directly elected by the voting members of the LALCs in that region.

As at 1 June 2009:

  • The total number of voting members is 17,094
  • The total number of non-voting members is 3,108

An area of a LALC is constituted under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act once a formal notice is published in the NSW Government Gazette. The relevant provisions are set out in Part 5, Division 1 of the Act. LALCs can contact the Office of the Registrar to request a copy of the Gazette notice for their LALC.

A LALC constituted under the Act is a 'body corporate'. The corporate name of a LALC is 'Local Aboriginal Land Council' preceded by the name of the area of the Council.

LALCs - SUMMARY OF DOCUMENTS & LINKS IN THIS SECTION

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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/lalc.html

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