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Land Dealings

Subject to the provisions of Division 4 of Part 2 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 referred to above Aboriginal Land Councils can deal with their lands in the same way that any other property owner is entitled to. Land dealings under the Act are a key way for economic benefits to be realised for the Aboriginal people of NSW.

Divisions 4 and 4A of Part 2 (“the land dealings provisions” of the Act specify:

All land “vested” in Aboriginal Land Councils is subject to the approval process. Approval is required for the following types of land dealings:

Approval of land dealings is the responsibility of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

The information presented here is only a brief overview of the land dealings provisions. Please be sure to consult the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 and the Aboriginal Land Rights Regulation 2002 in relation to land dealings. More extensive information can be found, including relevant policies and forms, on the NSW Aboriginal Land Council website or by contacting its Commercial Unit as listed below.

For further and detailed information, including the necessary land dealing application process contact the NSW Aboriginal Land Council on (02) 9689 4444 or visit www.alc.org.au