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Land Rights

The Aboriginal Land Rights Act, 1983 (ALRA) provides land rights for Aboriginal people in NSW.

The ALRA recognises the traditional ownership and occupation of the land by Aboriginal peoples and the importance of their connection to land. This means the ALRA recognises the spiritual, social, cultural and economic importance of land to the state’s Aboriginal peoples.

The ALRA also acknowledges that past governments’ decisions have progressively reduced the lands set aside for Aboriginal people without compensation.

The principle of self-determination underpins the ALRA. Land is vested in representative land councils that work to deliver tangible economic, social and cultural benefits to Aboriginal communities in NSW.

This section of our site is where you can learn more about our work supporting Aboriginal land justice initiatives.

The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA)

NSWALC & the LALC Network to Aboriginal Land Councils in NSW

Land Claims

Aboriginal Land Agreements

Registrar's Office

Useful Links

ALRR Remake 2020

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