NSWALC is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for advertised positions within the NSW land rights network.

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) was established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW).  NSWALC is a self-funding statutory authority responsible for protecting and promoting the rights and interests of the Aboriginal people of NSW.

All applicants must obtain a recruitment package containing the position description and selection criteria and address the selection criteria for their application to be considered.

Legal Officer

Parramatta location

Salary Range $104,203 to $122,668(+ 9.5% super) + other benefits


The Opportunity

The Legal Officer will support the Senior Legal Officer and the Principal Legal Officer (PLO) of the Legal Services Unit to deliver a wide range of legal services including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing land claim refusals and either instructing external solicitors in relation to land claim appeals in the Land and Environment Court or represent NSWALC and run such appeals in-house.
  • Either instructing external solicitors or representing NSWALC in relation to native title proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Providing assistance to LALCs regarding native title matters, including LALCs that are respondents to native title proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Advising the Council and the Executive of the NSWALC on legislation relevant to the operations of NSWALC.


To be successful in this role, the Legal Officer will need to have:

  • Knowledge of, experience with and/or an appreciation of the cultural, social and economic needs of Aboriginal people and communities in NSW.
  • Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW (or be qualified to do so) with at least two years' post admission experience.
  • Strong legal research skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise a demanding workload.
  • Ability to display sound judgment when dealing with legal and other enquiries.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.


About us

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is the State's peak representative body in Aboriginal affairs and aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community.  NSWALC is a not for profit organisation.

More information about NSW Aboriginal Land Council can be found at www.alc.org.au 


How to apply

To apply for the position please obtain a copy of the recruitment package containing the Role Description and Success Profile by contacting Kody Boney by email: recruitment@alc.org.au or on (02) 9689 4490.  Applications close 9.00AM Monday, 19 June 2017 and can be forwarded to recruitment@alc.org.au


Job Status: Ongoing (Permanent)

Job Reference: 0006 

Applications from Aboriginal people are strongly encouraged